What does Caravan mean?

Definitions for Caravanˈkær əˌvæn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Caravan.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. caravan, train, wagon train(noun)

    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"

  2. van, caravan(verb)

    a camper equipped with living quarters

  3. caravan(verb)

    travel in a caravan

Wiktionary

  1. caravan(Noun)

    A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.

  2. caravan(Noun)

    A furnished vehicle towed behind a car, etc., and used as a dwelling when stationary.

  3. caravan(Verb)

    To travel in a caravan (procession).

    The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.

  4. caravan(Verb)

    To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle).

    When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning.

  5. Origin: From کاروان. The word was used to designate a group of people who were traveling by camel or horse on the silk road.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caravan(noun)

    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. Caravan(noun)

    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. Caravan(noun)

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

  4. Origin: [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karwn a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. Van a wagon.]

Freebase

  1. Caravan

    Caravan are an English band from the Canterbury area, founded by former Wilde Flowers members David Sinclair, Richard Sinclair, Pye Hastings and Richard Coughlan. Caravan rose to success over a period of several years from 1968 onwards into the 1970s as part of the Canterbury scene, blending psychedelic rock and jazz to create a distinctive sound like their contemporaries Soft Machine. Caravan still remains active as a live band in the 21st century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caravan

    kar′a-van, n. a company of travellers associated together for security in crossing the deserts in the East: a company of people: a large close carriage, or any kind of house on wheels.—ns. Caravaneer′, the leader of a caravan; Caravan′sary, Caravan′sera, a kind of unfurnished inn where caravans stop. [Pers. kārwānsarāīkārwān, caravan, sarāi, inn.]

Editors Contribution

  1. caravan

    A type of vehicle or house created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used for a variety of purposes according to the manufacturer design.

    Some caravans are designed to be parked in a caravan park and others are designed to be towed by a car.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Caravan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2292

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Caravan' in Nouns Frequency: #2545

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caravan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Caravan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A camel that always moves with the camel caravan cannot discover the beauties of the unknown oases!

  2. Ivan Bedelev:

    Let them talk, we'll build it, there's an old Russian saying: 'The dog barks but the caravan keeps on going'.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Just like a caravan of camels walking in the desert, be durable against the adversities of life and walk with decisive steps.

  4. Gareth Iwan Jones:

    I'm pretty sure any caravanner would tell you a similar thing : emptying the toilets on caravan is never fun, i had to get used to it pretty quickly, because my wife would have nothing to do with it.

  5. Lance Armstrong:

    Why am I not welcome ? Because I'm Lance Armstrong ? If that were the rule, the caravan would almost be empty, i don't mean the riders in Le Tour, but in the press room, the commentary boxes, team cars.

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