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
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
Origin: [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karwn a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. Van a wagon.]
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
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. kārwānsarāī—kārwān, caravan, sarāi, inn.]
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 MaryC on January 7, 2017
Song lyrics by caravan -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by caravan on the Lyrics.com website.
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Rank popularity for the word 'caravan' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2292
Rank popularity for the word 'caravan' in Nouns Frequency: #2545
The numerical value of caravan in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of caravan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of caravan in a Sentence
It's going to be an election of the caravan, you know what I'm talking about.
Mexicans first and those from the caravan can go to ..., that hurts us a lot.
Are you watching that mess that’s going on right now with the caravan coming up ?
The size of the caravan that you see reflects the tremendous love there is between us.
This will be the election of the caravan, Kavanaugh, law and order, tax cuts and common sense.
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Translations for caravan
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- قافِلة, قافلةArabic
- каравана, керван, фургонBulgarian
- karavan, karavanaCzech
- karavane, campingvognDanish
- Wohnwagen, Caravan, KarawaneGerman
- τροχόσπιτο, καραβάνιGreek
- ruldomo, karavanoEsperanto
- karavaani, matkailuvaunu, asuntovaunuFinnish
- carabhanScottish Gaelic
- קרון, שיירה, אוֹרְחָהHebrew
- karaván, lakókocsiHungarian
- キャンピングトレーラー, キャラバン, 隊商, トラベルトレーラーJapanese
- 대상, 隊商Korean
- камп-приколка, приколка, караванMacedonian
- karavaan, caravanDutch
- campingvognNorwegian Nynorsk
- karawana, przyczepa kempingowaPolish
- caravana, trailerPortuguese
- автодом, кемпер, фургон, трейлер, караван, автодачаRussian
- caravaneer, caravanKinyarwanda
- karavana, караван, karavan, караванаSerbo-Croatian
- kharavaneSouthern Sotho
- đoàn caravanVietnamese
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