What does convoy mean?

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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

  2. Convoy(noun)

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

  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

  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

  5. Convoy(noun)

    conveyance; means of transportation

  6. Convoy(noun)

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

  7. Origin: [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

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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. Gleb Kornilov:

    The convoy didn't try to hide.

  2. Ismail Hussein:

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

  3. Yevgeniy Romanenko:

    One of them drove in front of the convoy and the second one behind.

  4. George Fominyen:

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

  5. Abu Musab:

    One of our mujahideen (was) martyred after he rammed his car into a Somali military convoy.

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