Definitions for Caravanˈkær əˌvæn
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
car•a•vanˈkær əˌvæn(n.; v.)-vaned; -vanned, -van•ing; -van•ning.
(n.)a group of travelers journeying together for safety, as through deserts, hostile territory, etc.
any group traveling in or as if in a caravan, as pack animals or vehicles.
a large covered vehicle conveying passengers, goods, etc.; van.
Ref: house trailer.
(v.t.)to carry in or as if in a caravan.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to travel in or as if in a caravan.
Origin of caravan:
1590–1600; It carovana < Pers kārwān
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a group of vehicles traveling together
***a caravan of vehicles
a camper pulled behind a car
***a car pulling 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
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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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Caravan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2292
Rank popularity for the word 'Caravan' in Nouns Frequency: #2545
Translations for Caravan
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a vehicle on wheels for living in, now pulled by car etc, formerly by horse
a holiday caravan; a gypsy caravan.
- عَرَبَةٌ مُتَنَقِّلَةٌ مَجْرورَهArabic
- trailerPortuguese (BR)
- maringotka, přívěsCzech
- der WohnwagenGerman
- campingvogn; beboelsesvognDanish
- mustlasvanker; haagissuvilaEstonian
- خودروی بزرگ اتاق دار؛ ونFarsi
- kola za putovanjeCroatian
- mobil rumahIndonesian
- caravan, roulotteItalian
- 이동식 주택Korean
- poilsinė ant ratųLithuanian
- autopiekabe; oreLatvian
- caravan, woonwagenDutch
- campingvogn, husvognNorwegian
- przyczepa mieszkalnaPolish
- خودروی بزرگ اتاق دار؛ ونPersian
- كاروان، بېيرPashto
- stanovanjska prikolicaSlovenian
- (旅行用的)大篷車Chinese (Trad.)
- фургон; будиночок-автопричіпUkrainian
- گاڑی کے اوپر بنا ہوا گھرUrdu
- xe moóc; nhà lưu độngVietnamese
- （旅行用的）大篷车Chinese (Simp.)
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