Definitions for Caravanˈkær əˌvæn

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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  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.

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  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


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