Caravan meaning

kăr'ə-văn'
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.

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A number of vehicles traveling together.
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A company of travelers, esp. of merchants or pilgrims traveling together for safety, as through a desert.
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A large covered vehicle for passengers, circus animals, gypsies, etc.; van.
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A mobile home or trailer.
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand) A furnished vehicle towed behind a car, etc., and used as a dwelling when stationary.
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To travel in a caravan (procession).

The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.

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(UK, Australia) To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle).

When my parents retired they really got back into caravanning.

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The definition of a caravan is a large covered vehicle.

The vehicle used by circuses to transport animals is an example of a caravan.

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A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory.
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A single file of vehicles or pack animals.
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A large covered vehicle; a van.
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A trailer or dwelling place on wheels.
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A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.
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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.
    From Wiktionary