- 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.
From Middle French caravane, from Old French carvane, from Persian کاروان (kârvân), from Middle Persian kʾlwʾn' (kārawān). The word was used to designate a group of people who were travelling by camel or horse on the Silk Road.