What does Caravan mean?

Definitions for Caravan
ˈkær əˌvænCar·a·van

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.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on January 7, 2017  

Suggested Resources

  1. caravan

    Song lyrics by caravan -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by caravan on the Lyrics.com website.

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

How to pronounce Caravan?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say Caravan in sign language?

  1. caravan

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

Examples of Caravan in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    It's going to be an election of the caravan, you know what I'm talking about.

  2. Most Mexicans:

    Mexicans first and those from the caravan can go to ..., that hurts us a lot.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Are you watching that mess that’s going on right now with the caravan coming up ?

  4. The President:

    This will be the election of the caravan, Kavanaugh, law and order, tax cuts and common sense.

  5. Jose Sorto:

    I joined the caravan because here you can't live in peace. I have to run away and hide every day.

Images & Illustrations of Caravan

  1. CaravanCaravanCaravanCaravanCaravan

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Caravan#10000#10396#100000

Translations for Caravan

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Caravan »

Translation

Find a translation for the Caravan definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • Chinese - Simplified 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • Chinese - Traditional 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Spanish Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • Japanese 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Portuguese Português (Portuguese)
  • German Deutsch (German)
  • Arabic العربية (Arabic)
  • French Français (French)
  • Russian Русский (Russian)
  • Kannada ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • Korean 한국어 (Korean)
  • Hebrew עברית (Hebrew)
  • Ukrainian Український (Ukrainian)
  • Urdu اردو (Urdu)
  • Hungarian Magyar (Hungarian)
  • Hindi मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesian Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italian Italiano (Italian)
  • Tamil தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Turkish Türkçe (Turkish)
  • Telugu తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • Thai ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Vietnamese Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Czech Čeština (Czech)
  • Polish Polski (Polish)
  • Indonesian Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Romanian Românește (Romanian)
  • Dutch Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Greek Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latin Latinum (Latin)
  • Swedish Svenska (Swedish)
  • Danish Dansk (Danish)
  • Finnish Suomi (Finnish)
  • Persian فارسی (Persian)
  • Yiddish ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • Armenian հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norwegian Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English English (English)

Discuss these Caravan definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Caravan." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2019. Web. 17 Aug. 2019. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Caravan>.

Are we missing a good definition for Caravan? Don't keep it to yourself...

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for Caravan:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.