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caravan

noun car·a·van \ ˈker-ə-ˌvan , ˈka-rə- \

Definition of caravan

1 a :a company of travelers on a journey through desert or hostile regions; also :a train of pack animals
b :a group of vehicles traveling together (as in a file)
2 a :a covered wagon or motor vehicle equipped as traveling living quarters
b British :trailer 1b

Examples of caravan in a Sentence

  1. a funeral caravan slowly making its way down the street

  2. bought a caravan and drove cross-country to California

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Origin and Etymology of caravan

Italian caravana, from Persian kārvān

caravan Synonyms

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caravan

verb

Definition of caravan

caravanned or caravaned; caravanning or caravaning
intransitive verb
:to travel in a caravan

Examples of caravan in a Sentence

  1. We caravaned to the campsite.

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First Known Use of caravan

1885


CARAVAN Defined for English Language Learners

caravan

noun

Definition of caravan for English Language Learners

  • : a group of people or animals traveling together on a long journey especially through the desert

  • : a group of vehicles (such as cars or wagons) traveling together


caravan

verb

Definition of caravan for English Language Learners

  • : to travel from one place to another in a group of vehicles


CARAVAN Defined for Kids

caravan

noun car·a·van \ ˈker-ə-ˌvan \

Definition of caravan for Students

1 :a group (of people or animals) traveling together on a long journey
2 :a group of vehicles traveling together one behind the other


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