What does INN mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge, aubergenoun

    a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

Wiktionary

  1. innnoun

    Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.

  2. innnoun

    A tavern.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Innnoun

    a place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode

    Etymology: [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]

  2. Innnoun

    a house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel

    Etymology: [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]

  3. Innnoun

    the town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn

    Etymology: [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]

  4. Innnoun

    one of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns

    Etymology: [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]

  5. Innverb

    to take lodging; to lodge

    Etymology: [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]

  6. Innverb

    to house; to lodge

    Etymology: [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]

  7. Innverb

    to get in; to in. See In, v. t

    Etymology: [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]

Freebase

  1. Inn

    Inns are generally establishments or buildings where travelers can seek lodging and, usually, food and drink. They are typically located in the country or along a highway. There are inns in Europe, Asia and North America.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inn

    in, n. a public house for the lodging and entertainment of travellers: a hotel, tavern: (obs.) a lodging, a place of abode.—ns. Inn′-hold′er (Bacon), one who keeps an inn; Inn′keeper, one who keeps an inn.—Inns of Court, the name given to the four voluntary societies which have the exclusive right of calling persons to the English bar (Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn). [A.S. in, inn, an inn, house—in, inn, within (adv.), from the prep. in, in.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Inn

    The Anglo-Saxon word Inne expressed a mansion. The Inns of Court were originally the town houses of noble families, whose name they still bear--e.g. Gray’s Inn. Our first inns set apart for the entertainment of travellers were in all cases the mansions of the nobility left in charge of the trusted servant, the gamekeeper, during the prolonged absence, either in the wars at home or in the Crusades abroad, of their owners. The family arms served as a sign. After the return of his master the servant, now an innkeeper, set up an inn of his own contiguous to the original, and adopted the same sign. Here we have an explanation of such grotesque inn signs--now that their names have taken the place of the painted device--as the Blue Boar, the Red Lion, etc. At times the innkeeper preferred the sign of the “Green Man.”

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'INN' in Nouns Frequency: #1978

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of INN in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of INN in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of INN in a Sentence

  1. Paul Lindsay:

    We don't understand why Governor Kasich is so upset at anyone looking at his public congressional record and positions on issues, we love Westerville and highly recommend the breakfast at the Fairfield Inn.

  2. Sam Grover:

    What Governor Abbott has done here is clearly illegal and sends a message to Texans that there is no room at the inn for anyone but Christians.

  3. Meghan McEwan:

    Travelers want more than stars, they want detailed information about the experience of staying somewhere, people have learned that they can forgive a lack of certain star-driven amenities if a hotel or inn is luxurious, quirky or interesting -- fascinating innkeepers, breakfast cooked with ingredients from an on-site garden, a beautiful location, a library full of great books, a comfortable chair in front of a fireplace.

  4. Anthony Bertagna:

    After running away from the vehicle, the suspect was arrested behind the bushes at the entrance to the Holiday Inn.

  5. Wa Lone:

    The court accepted the Inn Din story as evidence, the truth of what we did can be revealed soon.

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