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convoy

verb con·voy \ ˈkän-ˌvȯi , kən-ˈvȯi \

Definition of convoy

transitive verb
: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.

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Origin and Etymology of convoy

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

convoy Synonyms

Synonyms
attend, chaperone (or chaperon), companion, company, accompany, escort, see, squire
Related Words
walk; associate, consort, pal (around), team (up); defend, guard, protect; bring, conduct, guide, lead, pilot, steer, usher; follow, shadow, tag, tag along, tail; hang (around), hover (over)
Near Antonyms
abandon, desert, ditch, dump, forsake

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convoy

noun con·voy \ ˈkän-ˌvȯi \

Definition of convoy

1 :one that convoys; especially :a protective escort (as for ships)
2 :the act of convoying
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.

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First Known Use of convoy

1523



CONVOY Defined for English Language Learners

convoy

verb

Definition of convoy for English Language Learners

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


convoy

noun

Definition of convoy for English Language Learners

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


CONVOY Defined for Kids

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convoy

noun con·voy \ ˈkän-ˌvȯi \

Definition of convoy for Students

plural convoys
:a group traveling together for protection

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convoy

verb con·voy \ ˈkän-ˌvȯi , kən-ˈvȯi \

Definition of convoy for Students

convoyed; convoying
:to travel with and protect


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