What does convoy mean?

Definitions for convoy
ˈkɒn vɔɪ; kənˈvɔɪcon·voy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convoynoun

    a procession of land vehicles traveling together

  2. convoynoun

    a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

  3. convoyverb

    the act of escorting while in transit

  4. convoyverb

    escort in transit

    "the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"; "the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"

Wiktionary

  1. convoynoun

    One or more merchant ships sailing in company to the same general destination under the protection of naval vessels

  2. convoynoun

    A group of vehicles travelling together for safety, especially one with an escort

  3. convoyverb

    To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Convoynoun

    Etymology: from the verb.

    Sister, as the winds give benefit,
    And convoy is assistant, do not sleep,
    But let me hear from you. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    Such fellows will learn you by rote where services were done; at such a breach, at such a convoy. William Shakespeare, Henry V.

    Had not God set peculiar value upon his temple, he would not have made himself his people’s convoy to secure them in their passage to it. Robert South, Sermons.

    My soul grows hard, and cannot death endure,
    Your convoy makes the dangerous way secure. John Dryden, Aureng.

    Convoy ships accompany their merchants ’till they may prosecute the voyage without danger. John Dryden, Dufresnoy. Pref.

    Swift, as a sparkle of a glancing star,
    I shoot from heav’n to give him safe convoy. John Milton, Par. Reg.

  2. To CONVOYverb

    To accompany by land or sea for the sake of defence; as, he was convoyed by ships of war.

    Etymology: convoyer, Fr. from conviare, low Latin.

Wikipedia

  1. Convoy

    A convoy is a group of vehicles, typically motor vehicles or ships, traveling together for mutual support and protection. Often, a convoy is organized with armed defensive support and can help maintain cohesion within a unit. It may also be used in a non-military sense, for example when driving through remote areas.

ChatGPT

  1. convoy

    A convoy is a group of vehicles or ships traveling together for mutual support and protection. Often, a convoy is organized with armed defensive support, especially if it is composed of military vehicles or important commodities. In some cases, convoys could be used for logistical purposes, like the transport of goods or equipment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convoyverb

    to accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman

  2. Convoynoun

    the act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort

  3. Convoynoun

    a vessel or fleet, or a train or trains of wagons, employed in the transportation of munitions of war, money, subsistence, clothing, etc., and having an armed escort

  4. Convoynoun

    a protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance

  5. Convoynoun

    conveyance; means of transportation

  6. Convoynoun

    a drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill

  7. Etymology: [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See Convey.]

Wikidata

  1. Convoy

    A convoy is a group of vehicles, typically motor vehicles or ships, traveling together for mutual support and protection. Often, a convoy is organized with armed defensive support, though it may also be used in a non-military sense, for example when driving through remote areas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Convoy

    kon-voy′, v.t. to accompany for protection.—n. Con′voy, the act of convoying: protection: that which convoys or is convoyed, esp. a ship or ships of war guarding a fleet of merchant-vessels, also the ships so protected: an honourable escort: a supply of stores, &c., under escort. [Fr. convoyer. See Convey.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. convoy

    1. A number of merchant ships and/or naval auxiliaries usually escorted by

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. convoy

    A fleet of merchant ships similarly bound, protected by an armed force. Also, the ship or ships appointed to conduct and defend them on their passage. Also, a guard of troops to escort a supply of stores to a detached force.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. convoy

    In the military service, is a train of wagons laden with provisions or warlike stores, or a detachment of troops appointed to guard such a train.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of convoy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of convoy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of convoy in a Sentence

  1. Ali Nur:

    A roadside bomb targeted an AU vehicle as the AU convoy passed in the outskirts of Marka today. We do not know details about casualties.

  2. George Fominyen:

    Every convoy passing through conflict areas means a lot of sleepless nights.

  3. Steve Warren:

    Many have asked me whether or not they (the U.S. warships) are there because of the Iranian ship convoy or flotilla that is also in the area, that is certainly one of the factors. That is not the reason they are there.

  4. Prince Harry:

    I’m somewhat ashamed of the way that I dealt with it, and of course, because of the system that we were in and the responsibilities and the duties that we had, we had a quick cuddle and then we had to get changed to jump in a convoy with a police escort and drive to the Royal Albert Hall for a charity event. Then step out into a wall of cameras and pretend as though everything’s OK.

  5. Anthony Rota:

    The situation is ever-changing. The continued presence of vehicles and demonstrators associated with the convoy, alongside police operations, will impact the downtown core.

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