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Meaning of CONVOY

Pronunciation:  [n]'kânvoy, [v]kân'voy, 'kânvoee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of escorting while in transit
  2. [n]  a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
  3. [n]  a procession of land vehicles traveling together
  4. [v]  escort in transit

CONVOY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: accompaniment, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection, escort, escort, esquire, procession, protect



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con*voy"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convoyed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Convoying}.] [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See
    To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend
    for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a
          I know ye skillful to convoy The total freight of hope
          and joy.                                 --Emerson.
  2. \Con"voy\, n. [F. convoi.]
    1. The act of attending for defense; the state of being so
       attended; protection; escort.
             To obtain the convoy of a man-of-war. --Macaulay.
    2. 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.
    3. A protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way
       from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for
       protection or guidance.
             When every morn my bosom glowed To watch the convoy
             on the road.                          --Emerson.
    4. Conveyance; means of transportation. [Obs.] --Shak.
    5. A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to
       check their velocity in going down a hill. --Knight.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: attend, bear, bodyguard, bring, carry, cavalier, chaperon, companion, company, conduct, conductor, consort with, defend, duenna, escort, esquire, execute a maneuver, fellow traveler, gentleman-at-arms, guard, guards, guardsman, guide, heave in together, keep in formation, keep pointed, keep station, lead, maintain position, maneuver, marshal, praetorian guard, protect, safe-conduct, safeguard, shepherd, shield, squire, steam in line, swain, take out, usher, wait on, yeoman