convoy


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con·voy

 (kŏn′voi′)
n.
1. The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes.
2. An accompanying and protecting force, as of ships or troops.
3. A group, as of ships or motor vehicles, traveling together with a protective escort or for safety or convenience.
tr.v. (kŏn′voi′, kən-voi′) con·voyed, con·voy·ing, con·voys
To accompany, especially for protection; escort: warships convoying merchant vessels across the Atlantic.

[From Middle English convoyen, to escort, from Old French convoier, variant of conveier; see convey.]

convoy

(ˈkɒnvɔɪ)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a group of merchant ships with an escort of warships
2. a group of land vehicles assembled to travel together
3. the act of travelling or escorting by convoy (esp in the phrase in convoy)
vb
(tr) to escort while in transit
[C14: from Old French convoier to convey]

con•voy

(ˈkɒn vɔɪ; v. also kənˈvɔɪ)

n.
1. a ship or fleet accompanied by a protecting escort.
2. a group of vehicles traveling together, sometimes for protection.
3. the act of convoying or escorting.
v.t.
4. to accompany or escort, usu. for protection.
[1325–75; Middle English < Middle French convoier, Anglo-French conveier to convey]
syn: See accompany.

convoy

1. A number of merchant ships and/or naval auxiliaries usually escorted by warships and/or aircraft-or a single merchant ship or naval auxiliary under surface escort-assembled and organized for the purpose of passage together.
2. A group of vehicles organized for the purpose of control and orderly movement with or without escort protection that moves over the same route at the same time and under one commander. See also coastal convoy; evacuation convoy; ocean convoy.

Convoy

 a party of ships escorting unarmed vessels; a wedding party or funeral train or cortège; a supply of provisions.
Examples: convoy of friends, 1596; of honour, 1866; of meat and drink, 1691; of rude men, 1681; of mourners, 1523; of mules, 1827; of provisions, 1839; of ships, 1626; of wedding guests.

convoy


Past participle: convoyed
Gerund: convoying

Imperative
convoy
convoy
Present
I convoy
you convoy
he/she/it convoys
we convoy
you convoy
they convoy
Preterite
I convoyed
you convoyed
he/she/it convoyed
we convoyed
you convoyed
they convoyed
Present Continuous
I am convoying
you are convoying
he/she/it is convoying
we are convoying
you are convoying
they are convoying
Present Perfect
I have convoyed
you have convoyed
he/she/it has convoyed
we have convoyed
you have convoyed
they have convoyed
Past Continuous
I was convoying
you were convoying
he/she/it was convoying
we were convoying
you were convoying
they were convoying
Past Perfect
I had convoyed
you had convoyed
he/she/it had convoyed
we had convoyed
you had convoyed
they had convoyed
Future
I will convoy
you will convoy
he/she/it will convoy
we will convoy
you will convoy
they will convoy
Future Perfect
I will have convoyed
you will have convoyed
he/she/it will have convoyed
we will have convoyed
you will have convoyed
they will have convoyed
Future Continuous
I will be convoying
you will be convoying
he/she/it will be convoying
we will be convoying
you will be convoying
they will be convoying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been convoying
you have been convoying
he/she/it has been convoying
we have been convoying
you have been convoying
they have been convoying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been convoying
you will have been convoying
he/she/it will have been convoying
we will have been convoying
you will have been convoying
they will have been convoying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been convoying
you had been convoying
he/she/it had been convoying
we had been convoying
you had been convoying
they had been convoying
Conditional
I would convoy
you would convoy
he/she/it would convoy
we would convoy
you would convoy
they would convoy
Past Conditional
I would have convoyed
you would have convoyed
he/she/it would have convoyed
we would have convoyed
you would have convoyed
they would have convoyed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.convoy - a procession of land vehicles traveling togetherconvoy - a procession of land vehicles traveling together
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
2.convoy - a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
3.convoy - the act of escorting while in transit
escort, accompaniment - the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
Verb1.convoy - escort in transit; "the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"; "the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"
escort - accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"

convoy

noun
1. escort, entourage, guard, protection, fleet, attendant, armed guard, retinue, cortege They travel in a convoy with armed guards.
verb
1. escort, conduct, accompany, shepherd, protect, attend, guard, pilot, usher He ordered the combined fleet to convoy troops to Naples.
Translations
قافِـلَة سُفُن أو سيّاراتمَجْـمـوعَـة سُفن تَحتَ الحِمايَهمَوْكِب
kolonakonvoj
konvoj
saattue
konvoj
kísérõhajókonvoj
skipa-/bílalestskipalest meî fylgdarvernd
護衛されている輸送車隊
호위
konvojus
kolonnakonvojs
konvoj
konvoj
konvoj
ยานพาหนะที่เดินทางไปด้วยกัน
đoàn hộ tống

convoy

[ˈkɒnvɔɪ]
A. N (= procession) → convoy m; (= escort) → escolta f
in/under convoyen convoy
B. VTconvoyar, escoltar

convoy

[ˈkɒnvɔɪ] n [vehicles] → convoi m

convoy

n
(= escort)Konvoi m, → Geleit nt; under convoymit Geleitschutz, unter Konvoi; one of our convoy was torpedoedeines unserer Geleitboote or Begleitboote wurde torpediert; to be on convoy dutyals Geleitschutz abgeordnet sein
(= vehicles under escort, fig) → Konvoi m; (= ships also)Verband m; in convoyim Konvoi/Verband
vtGeleitschutz geben (+dat), → begleiten; the ships were convoyed acrossdie Schiffe wurden unter Konvoi hinübergebracht

convoy

[ˈkɒnvɔɪ] nconvoglio; (escort) → scorta
in convoy → in convoglio
under convoy → sotto scorta

convoy

(ˈkonvoi) noun
1. a group of ships, lorries, cars etc travelling together. an army convoy.
2. a fleet of merchant ships escorted for safety by warships.

convoy

مَوْكِب kolona konvoj Konvoi κομβόι convoy, escolta saattue convoi konvoj convoglio 護衛されている輸送車隊 호위 konvooi konvoi konwój comboio колонна konvoj ยานพาหนะที่เดินทางไปด้วยกัน konvoy đoàn hộ tống 护送
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interrupted the generous Heyward; "a soldier might force his way in this manner, but never with such a convoy.
When school hours were over, he was even the companion and playmate of the larger boys; and on holiday afternoons would convoy some of the smaller ones home, who happened to have pretty sisters, or good housewives for mothers, noted for the comforts of the cupboard.
We took up our line of march and passed out of Cambenet at noon; and it seemed to me unaccountably strange and odd that the King of Eng- land and his chief minister, marching manacled and fettered and yoked, in a slave convoy, could move by all manner of idle men and women, and under windows where sat the sweet and the lovely, and yet never attract a curious eye, never provoke a single remark.
He may be stern; he may be exacting; he may be ambitious yet; but his is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon.
Though our place of residence at Diou is one of the most beautiful in all the Indies, we stayed there only a few days, and as soon as we had recovered our fatigues went on board the ships that were appointed to convoy the northern fleet.
Flashing the signals which proclaimed it a dispatch bearer for the jeddak, it circled impatiently awaiting the tardy patrol boat which must convoy it to the palace docks.
Perhaps, too, he felt it wiser to keep his convoy within sight.
And about the end of 1702 they expected a rich convoy which France was escorting with a fleet of twenty-three vessels, commanded by Admiral Chateau-Renaud, for the ships of the coalition were already beating the Atlantic.
To this rendezvous the company sends annually a convoy of supplies from its establishment on the Atlantic frontier, under the guidance of some experienced partner or officer.
Astor applied to Commodore Rodgers, at that time commanding at New York, to give the Tonquin safe convoy off the coast.
Long before this convoy reached the town another carriage containing four gentlemen (of whom one was leaning back languidly with his arm in a sling) whisked past and vanished ahead in a cloud of white, Provencal dust.
One day a gold convoy came down from Ballarat to Melbourne, and we lay in wait for it and attacked it.