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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]