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.
The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.
When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning.
The vehicle used by circuses to transport animals is an example of a caravan.
Origin of caravan
- French caravane or Italian carovana both from Persian kārvān
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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.