American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes.
- n. An accompanying and protecting force, as of ships or troops.
- n. A group, as of ships or motor vehicles, traveling together with a protective escort or for safety or convenience.
- v. To accompany, especially for protection; escort: warships convoying merchant vessels across the Atlantic.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To accompany on the way for protection, either by sea or land; escort: as, ships of war convoyed the Jamaica fleet; troops convoyed the baggage-wagons.
- To accompany for safety or guidance; attend as an escort on a journey.
- To convey.
- n. Conveyance.
- n. The act of accompanying and escorting for protection or defense; escort.
- n. The protection afforded by an accompanying escort, as of troops, a vessel of war, etc.
- n. An escort or accompanying and protecting force; a convoying vessel, fleet, or troop.
- n. The ship, fleet, party, or thing conducted or escorted and protected; that which is convoyed: as, in the fog the frigate lost sight of her convoy.
- n. A friction-brake for carriages.
- n. nautical One or more merchant ships sailing in company to the same general destination under the protection of naval vessels
- n. A group of vehicles travelling together for safety, especially one with an escort
- v. transitive To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort.
- n. The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort.
- n. 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.
- n. A protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance.
- n. obsolete Conveyance; means of transportation.
- n. A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill.
- n. a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
- v. escort in transit
- n. a procession of land vehicles traveling together
- n. the act of escorting while in transit
- From Middle English, from Old French convoier, another form of conveier, from Medieval Latin conviare ("to accompany on the way"), from Latin com- ("together") + via ("way"). (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English convoyen, to escort, from Old French convoier, variant of conveier; see convey. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“You will then be one of the first elevated into management … no more wearing a bullet proof vest when you travel in convoy to your assignment at Jane and Finch.”
“(At left: military trucks in convoy during the strike - Ed.)”
“Carranza's response was to organize a 31-car train convoy to take him to Veracruz.”
“We drove in convoy (truck & car) from Kingston, Ontario to Seattle when we moved here and used shortwave radios to stay in touch.”
“The latest attack occurred on Sunday night near the small village of Quna, where two ambulances travelling in convoy were fired on by an Israeli Apache helicopter as they sped to the besieged port city of Tyre. and ….”
“He's filming an American convoy from a rooftop, and then you see the machine gun fire as it gets closer to him quickly, then PLUNK ...... the camera falls and points upward.”
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