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convoy

con·voy

convoy

pronunciation:
kan voI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: convoyed, convoying, convoys
definition: to go with and protect, esp. by an armed force or ships.
synonyms:
accompany, attend, defend, escort, guard, protect, safeguard
similar words:
chaperon, guide, usher
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of convoying.
synonyms:
defense, protection
similar words:
motorcade, security
definition 2: the troops, ships, or the like serving as a protective escort.
synonyms:
escort, guard, protection, safeguard
similar words:
bodyguard, chaperon, column, cortege, entourage, guardian, retinue, shield
definition 3: the persons, ships, or the like that are so escorted.
definition 4: a group of vehicles, often military, traveling together.
synonyms:
file, train
similar words:
column, company, fleet, line, rank, regiment, row