What does inn mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge, auberge(noun)

    a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers


  1. inn(Noun)

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

  2. inn(Noun)

    A tavern.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inn(noun)

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

  2. Inn(noun)

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

  3. Inn(noun)

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

  4. Inn(noun)

    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

  5. Inn(verb)

    to take lodging; to lodge

  6. Inn(verb)

    to house; to lodge

  7. Inn(verb)

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

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


  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.”

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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. Linda Festa on the origins of Christianity:

    What if there had been room at the inn?

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    This body is not a home but an inn, and that only briefly.

  3. Wa Lone:

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

  4. Kyi Nyan Lynn:

    I wasn't involved in the Inn Din killing, i absolutely haven't committed any other killings, either.

  5. Anthony Bertagna:

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

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