An English country inn.
A hotel in a small town with rooms for out of town guests to sleep in is an example of an inn.
- Obs. any dwelling or lodging
- an establishment or building providing lodging and, usually, food and drink for travelers; hotel or motel, esp. one in the country or along a highway
- a restaurant or tavern: now usually only in the names of such places
- Historical, Brit. any of various houses in London providing lodging for students
Origin of innMiddle English yn from Old English inn (akin to Old Norse inni) from adv. inn, inne, within: see in
- A public lodging house serving food and drink to travelers; a hotel.
- A tavern or restaurant.
- Chiefly British Formerly, a residence hall for students, especially law students, in London.
Origin of innMiddle English from Old English; see en in Indo-European roots.
- Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
- A tavern.
- One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers.
- the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns
- (UK, dated) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
- Leicester Inn
(third-person singular simple present inns, present participle inning, simple past and past participle inned)
Old English inn.