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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (3)

1. a procession of land vehicles traveling together;

2. a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships;

3. the act of escorting while in transit;


VERB (1)

1. escort in transit;
- Example: "the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"
- Example: "the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 merchantman. [1913 Webster] I know ye skillful to convoy The total freight of hope and joy. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

convoy n 1: a procession of land vehicles traveling together 2: a collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships 3: the act of escorting while in transit v 1: escort in transit; "the trucks convoyed the cars across the battle zone"; "the warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "convoy": 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
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

CONVOY, mar. law. A naval force under the command of an officer appointed by government, for the protection of merchant ships and others, during the whole voyage, or such part of it as is known to require such protection. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 9, s. 5 Park. Ins. 388. 2. Warranties are sometimes inserted in policies of insurance that the ship shall sail with convoy. To comply with this warranty, five things are essential; first, the ship must sail with the regular convoy appointed by the government; secondly, she must sail from the place of rendezvous appointed by government; thirdly, the convoy must be for the Voyage; fourthly, the ship insured must have sailing instructions; fifthly, she must depart and continue with the convoy till the end of the voyage, unless separated by necessity. Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 9, s. 5.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Convoy, OH -- U.S. village in Ohio Population (2000): 1110 Housing Units (2000): 471 Land area (2000): 0.556903 sq. miles (1.442372 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.556903 sq. miles (1.442372 sq. km) FIPS code: 18546 Located within: Ohio (OH), FIPS 39 Location: 40.916397 N, 84.705474 W ZIP Codes (1990): 45832 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Convoy, OH Convoy