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Meaning of CARAVAN

Pronunciation:  'karu`van

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (British) a camper equipped with living quarters
  2. [n]  a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train for safety"

CARAVAN is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: train, van, wagon train
 See Also: camper, camping bus, Conestoga, Conestoga wagon, covered wagon, motor home, prairie schooner, prairie wagon, procession



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Car"a*van\ (k[a^]r"[.a]*v[a^]n or k[a^]r*[.a]*v[a^]n";
277), n. [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karw[=a]n
a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. {Van} a wagon.]
1. A company of travelers, pilgrims, or merchants, organized
   and equipped for a long journey, or marching or traveling
   together, esp. through deserts and countries infested by
   robbers or hostile tribes, as in Asia or Africa.

2. A large, covered wagon, or a train of such wagons, for
   conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an itinerant
   show, as of wild beasts.

3. A covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving
   furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van.

Thesaurus Terms
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