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.

  1. (n.)a group of travelers journeying together for safety, as through deserts, hostile territory, etc.

  2. any group traveling in or as if in a caravan, as pack animals or vehicles.

  3. a large covered vehicle conveying passengers, goods, etc.; van.

  4. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: house trailer.

  5. (v.t.)to carry in or as if in a caravan.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  6. (v.i.)to travel in or as if in a caravan.

Origin of caravan:

1590–1600; It carovana < Pers kārwān

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. caravan(noun)ˈkær əˌvæn

    a group of vehicles traveling together

    ***a caravan of vehicles

  2. caravanˈkær əˌvæn

    a camper pulled behind a car

    ***a car pulling a caravan


  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


  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.

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

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.

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