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"
a camper equipped with living quarters
travel in a caravan
A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.
A furnished vehicle towed behind a car, etc., and used as a dwelling when stationary.
To travel in a caravan (procession).
The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.
To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle).
When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning.
Origin: From کاروان. The word was used to designate a group of people who were traveling by camel or horse on the silk road.
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
a large, covered wagon, or a train of such wagons, for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an itinerant show, as of wild beasts
a covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van
Origin: [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karwn a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. Van a wagon.]
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
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. kārwānsarāī—kārwān, caravan, sarāi, inn.]
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Caravan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2292
Rank popularity for the word 'Caravan' in Nouns Frequency: #2545
The numerical value of Caravan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Caravan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A camel that always moves with the camel caravan cannot discover the beauties of the unknown oases!
Let them talk, we'll build it, there's an old Russian saying: 'The dog barks but the caravan keeps on going'.
Just like a caravan of camels walking in the desert, be durable against the adversities of life and walk with decisive steps.
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.
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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Translations for Caravan
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- قافِلة, قافلةArabic
- каравана, керван, фургонBulgarian
- karavan, karavanaCzech
- karavane, campingvognDanish
- Wohnwagen, Caravan, KarawaneGerman
- τροχόσπιτο, καραβάνιGreek
- ruldomo, karavanoEsperanto
- karavaani, matkailuvaunu, asuntovaunuFinnish
- carabhanScottish Gaelic
- קרון, שיירה, אוֹרְחָהHebrew
- karaván, lakókocsiHungarian
- キャンピングトレーラー, キャラバン, 隊商, トラベルトレーラーJapanese
- 대상, 隊商Korean
- камп-приколка, приколка, караванMacedonian
- karavaan, caravanDutch
- campingvognNorwegian Nynorsk
- karawana, przyczepa kempingowaPolish
- caravana, trailerPortuguese
- автодом, кемпер, фургон, трейлер, караван, автодачаRussian
- caravaneer, caravanKinyarwanda
- karavana, караван, karavan, караванаSerbo-Croatian
- kharavaneSouthern Sotho
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