Definition of Convoy

1. Noun. A procession of land vehicles traveling together.

Generic synonyms: Procession

2. Verb. Escort in transit. "The warships convoyed the merchant ships across the Pacific"
Entails: Protect
Generic synonyms: Escort

3. Noun. A collection of merchant ships with an escort of warships.

4. Noun. The act of escorting while in transit.
Generic synonyms: Accompaniment, Escort

Definition of Convoy

1. v. t. To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.

2. n. The act of attending for defense; the state of being so attended; protection; escort.

Definition of Convoy

1. Noun. (nautical) One or more merchant ships sailing in company to the same general destination under the protection of naval vessels ¹

2. Noun. A group of vehicles travelling together for safety, especially one with an escort ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection. ¹

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Definition of Convoy

1. to escort [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: escort

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Convoy

convolution of Broca
convoy (current term)
convulsant threshold

Literary usage of Convoy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn (1845)
"The next species of warranty which falls under consideration, is a warranty that the ship insured shall sail or depart with convoy; by which term is to be ..."

2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"With regard to the first class of cases, it was well known that they originated in the capture of the Swedish convoy, at the time when Great Britain had ..."

3. An Abridgement of the Law of Nisi Prius by William Selwyn, Edward E. Law, Henry Wheaton, Thomas Isaac Wharton (1857)
"falls nnder consideration, is a warranty that the ship insured shall sail or depart with convoy ; by which term is to he understood " a naval force under ..."

4. A Treatise on the Law of Insurance: In Four Books by Samuel Marshall (1805)
"A warranty to fail with convoy generally, means a convoy fur the voyage. Where part of the premium is to be returned in cafe the fhip fails with convoy and ..."

5. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1906)
"The Peace of Westminster in 1654 brought this war to an end, and in 1756 the Netherlands, now neutral, claimed the right of convoy. ..."

6. A Digest of the Laws of England by Anthony Hammond, John Comyns (1825)
"The convoy net only applies to a ship at first starting ; not therefore on sailing again after having hern compelled to put hack hy stress of weather. ..."

7. A System of the Law of Marine Insurances: With Three Chapters, on Bottomry by James Allan Park (1817)
"So held where a ship was separated from her convoy by storm, and by storm prevented ... Page 508 convoy. Warranted from London to Eatt-In- dies with convoy ..."

8. A Digest of the International Law of the United States: Taken from Documents by Francis Wharton (1887)
"The only limitations of the rights to convoy recognized by the treaty between the United States and Mexico are those contained in the ..."

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