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caravan

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noun car·a·van \ˈker-ə-ˌvan, ˈka-rə-\

Definition of caravan

  1. 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. 2 a :  a covered wagon or motor vehicle equipped as traveling living quarters b British :  trailer 3b

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>

Origin and Etymology of caravan

Italian caravana, from Persian kārvān


First Known Use: 1588

Other Vehicles Terms


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caravan

verb car·a·van

Definition of caravan

caravanned

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caravaned

caravanning

or

caravaning

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to travel in a caravan

Examples of caravan in a sentence

  1. We caravaned to the campsite.

1885

First Known Use of caravan

1885


CARAVAN Defined for English Language Learners

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caravan

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noun car·a·van \ˈker-ə-ˌvan, ˈka-rə-\

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


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caravan

verb car·a·van

Definition of caravan for English Language Learners

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


CARAVAN Defined for Kids

caravan

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noun car·a·van \ˈker-ə-ˌvan\

Definition of caravan for Students

  1. 1 :  a group (of people or animals) traveling together on a long journey

  2. 2 :  a group of vehicles traveling together one behind the other



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