Convoy
Convoy Con"voy, n. [F. convoi.] 1. The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort. [1913 Webster]

To obtain the convoy of a man-of-war. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. A protection force accompanying ships, etc., on their way from place to place, by sea or land; an escort, for protection or guidance. [1913 Webster]

When every morn my bosom glowed To watch the convoy on the road. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

4. Conveyance; means of transportation. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. A drag or brake applied to the wheels of a carriage, to check their velocity in going down a hill. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(for protection), , , , / (for the purpose of protection), / , , (esp. at sea) / (of a convoying force), ,


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  • convoy — Convoy, m. acut. Est en general quelque accompagnement que ce soit qu on face à aucune personne, et est composé de con et voye, comme, si c estoit compagnie qu on face à celuy qui va, et alors le Latin le dit Deductio, et convoyer, Deducere.… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • convoy — (plural convoyes) sustantivo masculino 1. Escolta que acompaña a una expedición de barcos o vehículos para protegerlos: Un convoy de la marina escoltaba a los barcos de pasajeros. 2. Conjunto de barcos o vehículos escoltados: un convoy de las… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

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  • convoy — ► NOUN ▪ a group of ships or vehicles travelling together under armed protection. ► VERB ▪ (of a warship or armed troops) accompany (a group of ships or vehicles) for protection. ● in convoy Cf. ↑in convoy ORIGIN originally in the senses «convey» …   English terms dictionary

  • Convoy — Con*voy , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Convoyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Convoying}.] [F. convoyer, OF. conveier, convoier. See {Convey}.] To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • convoy — (n.) early 16c., the act of guiding or escorting for protection, from convoy (v.), late 14c., from O.Fr. convoier, from V.L. *conviare, lit. go together on the road (see CONVEY (Cf. convey)). The meaning train of ships or wagons carrying… …   Etymology dictionary

  • convoy — [n] guard, escort attendance, attendant, companion, protection; concept 423 convoy [v] protect, escort accompany, attend, bear, bring, chaperon, companion, company, conduct, consort, defend, guard, pilot, safeguard, shepherd, shield, usher,… …   New thesaurus

  • Convoy — (fr., spr. Kongwoah), 1) Begleitung zur Ehre od. Beschirmung; daher Convoyer (spr. Kongwoajeh), bewaffneter Begleiter, bes. einer Post; 2) ein mit Bedeckung gehender Transport von Lebensmitteln od. Kriegsbedürfnissen; 3) eine Handelsflotte mit… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Convoy — (engl., spr. kónnweu), s. Convoi …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Convoy — Convoy, s.v.w. Convoi …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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