What does caravan mean?

Definitions for caravan
ˈkær əˌvæncar·a·van

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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.

    Etymology: From کاروان. The word was used to designate a group of people who were traveling by camel or horse on the silk road.

  2. caravan(Noun)

    A furnished vehicle towed behind a car, etc., and used as a dwelling when stationary.

    Etymology: From کاروان. The word was used to designate a group of people who were traveling by camel or horse on the silk road.

  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.

    Etymology: From کاروان. The word was used to designate a group of people who were traveling by camel or horse on the silk road.

  4. caravan(Verb)

    To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle).

    When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karwn a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. Van a wagon.]

  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

    Etymology: [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karwn a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. Van a wagon.]

  3. Caravan(noun)

    a covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van

    Etymology: [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.]

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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

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How to say caravan in sign language?

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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. Yet Trump:

    Nobody's coming in. We're not allowing people to come in, if you look at what happened in Mexico two days ago with the roughness of these people in the second caravan that's been forming, and also frankly in the first caravan, and now they have one forming in El Salvador. ... We are thinking very seriously, immediately stopping aid to those countries because frankly, they're doing nothing for the American people.

  3. Undersecretary John Cohen:

    That fear, from a law enforcement perspective, is highly misplaced, it may be effective at energizing the base, but it creates a needless fear of the caravan.

  4. Sanchez Cordero:

    We have information that a new caravan is forming in Honduras, that theyre calling the mother of all caravans, and they are thinking it could have more than 20,000 people.

  5. Adrian LeBaron:

    The size of the caravan that you see reflects the tremendous love there is between us.

Images & Illustrations of caravan

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