To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.
- The act of accompanying or escorting, especially for protective purposes.
- An accompanying and protecting force, as of ships or troops.
- A group, as of ships or motor vehicles, traveling together with a protective escort or for safety or convenience.
- To accompany, especially for protection; escort: warships convoying merchant vessels across the Atlantic.