Definition of 'convoy'
Video: pronunciation of 'convoy'
Example sentences containing 'convoy'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
He imagines convoys of robotic cars, zipping down highways. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yesterday a second humanitarian convoy reached the town carrying food and medical supplies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We stopped to let a convoy of cars pass. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The convoy moved on and the man was left for dead in the middle of the road. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The roads are dotted with checkpoints and military convoys power up and down the roads. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When federal troops turned up they ran into an armed convoy and came under fire. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The car was torched where it lay and the convoy moved on. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)Drive around in a convoy of smaller vehicles? Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was in a military convoy that was hit by a roadside bomb. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Her security guard had encouraged her to change cars in the convoy at the last minute. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tanks moved in small convoys along the highways. BLACK KNIGHTS: On the Bloody Road to Baghdad (2003)An earth mover was parked nearby in a convoy of military vehicles including one troop carrier full of soldiers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The mist is sill rising in the lanes of a quiet farm as a convoy of cars and trailers appears. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yesterday a convoy of police vehicles moved on to the site where structural engineers had worked to make it safe to search. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The movement of part of the Russian humanitarian convoy provided a further glimmer of encouragement last night. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Veterans raised their arms in salute for one minute, then another as the convoy moved away. The Sun (2008)And in 1993 accredited journalists moving in armed convoys were not the same target as they are today. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A convoy of armoured vehicles passed through holding a blindfolded captive. The Sun (2014)His destroyer also escorted Arctic convoys to Russia. Times, Sunday Times (2016)By now we were escorting as many as six to eight convoys of humanitarian aid a day for the UNHCR. Broken Lives (1993)Without armed convoys, people are afraid to commute to Baghdad to seek work. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Trends of 'convoy'
In Common Usage. convoy is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'convoy'
British English: convoy /ˈkɒnvɔɪ/ NOUN
A convoy is a group of vehicles or ships travelling together.
The army vehicles travelled in convoy.
- American English: convoy
- Arabic: مَوْكِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: comboio
- Chinese: 护送
- Croatian: konvoj
- Czech: kolona
- Danish: konvoj
- Dutch: konvooi
- European Spanish: convoy
- Finnish: saattue
- French: convoi
- German: Konvoi
- Greek: κομβόι
- Italian: convoglio
- Japanese: 護衛されている輸送車隊
- Korean: 호위
- Norwegian: konvoi
- Polish: konwój
- European Portuguese: comboio
- Romanian: convoi
- Russian: колонна транспортная
- Spanish: escolta
- Swedish: konvoj
- Thai: ยานพาหนะที่เดินทางไปด้วยกัน
- Turkish: konvoy
- Ukrainian: конвой
- Vietnamese: đoàn hộ tống
Definition of convoy from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
In the market for some new terms of endearment? Here’s the etymology behind some of the most popular.
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
We sent one of the Collins team for a one-to-one learning experience with the man himself, and here’s how they found part one of the course.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.