What does convoy mean?

Definitions for convoy
ˈkɒn vɔɪ; kənˈvɔɪcon·voy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. convoy(noun)

    a procession of land vehicles traveling together

  2. convoy(noun)

    a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships

  3. convoy(verb)

    the act of escorting while in transit

  4. convoy(verb)

    escort in transit

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


  1. convoy(Noun)

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

  2. convoy(Noun)

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

  3. convoy(Verb)

    To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convoy(verb)

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

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

  2. Convoy(noun)

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

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

  3. Convoy(noun)

    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

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

  4. Convoy(noun)

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

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

  5. Convoy(noun)

    conveyance; means of transportation

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

  6. Convoy(noun)

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

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


  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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  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. Micah Herndon:

    Micah Herndon said. Race organizers invited him to the New York Marathon the day after the Boston Marathon even though his time didnt qualify him. In Boston, Micah Herndon had four miles left to finish the race when Micah Herndon legs gave out, and Micah Herndon ended up crawlingon Micah Herndon hands and knees to the finish line. MARINE WHO CRAWLED ACROSS BOSTON MARATHON FINISH LINE FOR FALLEN COMRADES INVITED TO RUN NYC MARATHON In Afghanistan, he was in a convoy in 2010 when one of the vehicles hit an IED, killing in Marines Mark Juarez andMatthew Ballard, and Rupert Hamer, a British journalist. He served multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP I run in honor of them.They are not here anymore. I am here, and I am able, i am lucky to still have all my limbs. I can still be active. I find fuel in the simple idea that I can run. Some can not.

  2. Omar Zawak:

    A convoy of three foreign forces vehicles was coming to the city from Marjah when targeted by a suicide bomber driving a car.

  3. Ismail Hussein:

    The bomb was targeted at our convoy. Three soldiers were killed.

  4. Elizabeth Hoff:

    I am really alarmed, people gathered in the market place. You could see many were malnourished, starving. They were skinny, tired, severely distressed. There was no smile on anybody's faces. It is not what you seen when you arrive with a convoy. The children I talked to said they had no strength to play.

  5. Josh Earnest:

    The president's comments were more in line with what officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity told CNN and other outlets after the ships were deployed Monday : that the U.S. ships were moved closer to Yemen to monitor and dissuade the Iranian convoy. Josh Earnest, though, focused on the need for the U.S. Navy ships to keep the region's waters safe for commerce. READ : Rubio, Kirk : No nuclear deal unless Iran releases reporter The movement of the -- of this particular aircraft carrier would augment the American military presence in the Gulf of Aden and would send a clear signal about our continued insistence about the free flow of commerce and the freedom of movement in the region.

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    the official who holds an office
    • A. incumbent
    • B. ravening
    • C. elusive
    • D. ambidextrous

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