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inn

noun \ ˈin \
Updated on: 8 Dec 2017

Definition of inn

1 a : an establishment for the lodging and entertaining of travelers
b : tavern
2 : a residence formerly provided for British students in London and especially for students of law

Examples of inn in a Sentence

  1. We stayed at a cozy little inn in the country.

  2. we decided to stay at an inn rather than keep driving all night

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Origin and Etymology of inn

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Norse inni dwelling, inn, Old English in, adverb


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inn

verb

Definition of inn

intransitive verb
: to put up at an inn

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First Known Use of inn

14th century


Inn

geographical name \ ˈin \

Definition of Inn

river 320 miles (515 kilometers) long flowing from southeastern Switzerland northeast through Austria into the Danube River in southeastern Germany — see engadine

INN Defined for English Language Learners

inn

noun

Definition of inn for English Language Learners

  • : a house usually in the country where people can eat and rent a room to sleep in

  • : a pub


INN Defined for Kids

inn

noun \ ˈin \

Definition of inn for Students

: a house that provides a place to sleep and food for travelers


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