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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Convoy  \Con"voy\,  n.  [F.  convoi.] 
  1.  The  act  of  attending  for  defense;  the  state  of  being  so 
  attended;  protection;  escort. 
 
  To  obtain  the  convoy  of  a  man-of-war.  --Macaulay. 
 
  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. 
 
  3.  A  protection  force  accompanying  ships,  etc.,  on  their  way 
  from  place  to  place  by  sea  or  land;  an  escort,  for 
  protection  or  guidance. 
 
  When  every  morn  my  bosom  glowed  To  watch  the  convoy 
  on  the  road.  --Emerson. 
 
  4.  Conveyance;  means  of  transportation.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  drag  or  brake  applied  to  the  wheels  of  a  carriage,  to 
  check  their  velocity  in  going  down  a  hill.  --Knight. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  I  know  ye  skillful  to  convoy  The  total  freight  of  hope 
  and  joy.  --Emerson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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  :  escort  in  transit 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Convoy,  OH  (village,  FIPS  18546) 
  Location:  40.91717  N,  84.70615  W 
  Population  (1990):  1200  (470  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  45832 




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