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convoy

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verb con·voy \ˈkän-ˌvȯi, kən-ˈ\

Simple Definition of convoy

  • : to travel with and protect (someone or something)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of convoy

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  accompany; especially :  to escort for protection

Examples of convoy in a sentence

  1. The tankers were convoyed by warships.

  2. Police and FBI agents convoyed the President to the White House.



Origin and Etymology of convoy

Middle English, from Middle French convoier, from Old French conveier, from Vulgar Latin *conviare — more at convey


First Known Use: 14th century


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convoy

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noun con·voy \ˈkän-ˌvȯi\

Simple Definition of convoy

  • : a group of vehicles or ships that are traveling together usually for protection

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of convoy

  1. 1 :  one that convoys; especially :  a protective escort (as for ships)

  2. 2 :  the act of convoying

  3. 3 :  a group convoyed or organized for convenience or protection in moving

Examples of convoy in a sentence

  1. a long convoy of trucks

  2. The President always travels in a convoy.



1523

First Known Use of convoy

1523



CONVOY Defined for Kids

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convoy

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noun con·voy \ˈkän-ˌvȯi\

Definition of convoy for Students

plural

convoys

  1. :  a group traveling together for protection




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convoy

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verb con·voy \ˈkän-ˌvȯi, kən-ˈvȯi\

Definition of convoy for Students

convoyed

convoying

  1. :  to travel with and protect





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