convoy

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English[edit]

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From Middle English, from Old French convoier, another form of conveier, from Medieval Latin conviare (to accompany on the way), from Latin com- (together) + via (way).

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convoy (plural convoys)

  1. (nautical) One or more merchant ships sailing in company to the same general destination under the protection of naval vessels.
  2. A group of vehicles travelling together for safety, especially one with an escort.

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convoy (third-person singular simple present convoys, present participle convoying, simple past and past participle convoyed)

  1. (transitive) To escort a group of vehicles, and provide protection.
    A frigate convoys a merchantman.
    • Emerson
      I know ye skilful to convoy / The total freight of hope and joy.

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English convoy, itself from French convoi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /komˈboi̯/, [ko̞mˈbo̞i̯]
  • Rhymes: -oi̯

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convoy m (plural convoyes)

  1. convoy

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