- The definition of a caravan is a large covered vehicle.
The vehicle used by circuses to transport animals is an example of a caravan.
- Caravan is defined as a group of people or animals traveling together, sometimes for safety.
- A pack of camels crossing the desert together is an example of a caravan.
- A group of UN trucks transporting food to remote areas of Sudan are an example of a caravan.
A camel caravan in the desert.
- a company of travelers, esp. of merchants or pilgrims traveling together for safety, as through a desert
- a number of vehicles traveling together
- a large covered vehicle for passengers, circus animals, gypsies, etc.; van
- Brit. a mobile home or trailer
Origin of caravanFrench caravane ; from Old French carouan ; from Persian kārwān, caravan
- A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory.
- A single file of vehicles or pack animals.
- A large covered vehicle; a van.
- Chiefly British A trailer or dwelling place on wheels.
Origin of caravanFrench caravane or Italian carovana, both from Persian kārvān.
(third-person singular simple present caravans, present participle caravaning or caravanning, simple past and past participle caravaned or caravanned)
- To travel in a caravan (procession).
- The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.
- (UK, Australia) To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle).
- When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning.