Definition of Caravan

1. Noun. A procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file. "They joined the wagon train for safety"




2. Verb. Travel in a caravan.
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

3. Noun. A camper equipped with living quarters.
Exact synonyms: Van
Generic synonyms: Camper, Camping Bus, Motor Home

Definition of Caravan

1. n. A company of travelers, pilgrims, or merchants, organized and equipped for a long journey, or marching or traveling together, esp. through deserts and countries infested by robbers or hostile tribes, as in Asia or Africa.

Definition of Caravan

1. Noun. A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert. ¹

2. Noun. (UK Australia NZ) A furnished vehicle towed behind a car, etc., and used as a dwelling when stationary. ¹

3. Verb. To travel in a caravan (procession). ¹

4. Verb. (UK Australia) To travel and/or live in a caravan (vehicle). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caravan

1. to travel in a group [v -VANED, -VANING, -VANS or -VANNED, -VANNING, -VANS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caravan

carapaces
carapato
carapatos
carapax
carapaxes
caraps
carat
caratage
carate
carates
carats
carauna
caraunas
caravan (current term)
caravan-park
caravan inn
caravan park
caravan parks
caravaned
caravaneer
caravaneers
caravaner
caravaners
caravanette
caravanettes
caravaning
caravanlike
caravanned

Literary usage of Caravan

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"... there are guides who march at the head of the caravan, and give the ... relation I have feen of the manner of the travelling with the caravan is this. ..."

2. Obstacles to Peace by Samuel Sidney McClure (1917)
"THE STORY OF EIGHTEEN THOUSAND EXILES IN ONE caravan i On the 1st day of June ... That day another caravan of exiles, only three hundred of whom were men, ..."

3. In Darkest Africa, Or, The Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin, Governor of by Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1890)
"Ox February 7th I decided to send for Lieutenant Stairs and his caravan, and despatched Rashid with thirty-five men to obtain a hundred carriers from Mazam- ..."

4. How I Found Livingstone: Travels and Adventures and Discoveries in Central by Henry Morton Stanley (1891)
"'The following is the order of departure of the caravans. 1871. Feb. 6.—Expedition arrived at Bagamoyo. 1871. Feb. 18.—First caravan departs with twenty- ..."

5. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah by Richard Francis Burton, Stanley Lane-Poole (1906)
"THE DAMASCUS caravan. THE Damascus caravan was to set out on the 27th Zu'l Ka'adah (1st September). I had intended to stay at Al-Madinah till the last ..."

6. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845, to Ascertain the by Joseph Wolff (1845)
"Abbas Kouli Khan calk on the caravan to protect Dr. Wolff. Bokhara Ambassador demands Money from ... caravan declared Prisoners. Ameer of Bokhara orders the ..."

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