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"


  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.

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

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

  2. Convoynoun

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

  5. Convoynoun

    conveyance; means of transportation

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

  6. Convoynoun

    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Aloys Vimards:

    The convoy is expected to reach Valencia by Saturday evening, but that is all very dependent to the weather.

  5. 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.

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