- a convoy or procession of travelers and pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.
- (British, Aus) a furnished vehicle towed behind a car etc and used as a dwelling when stationary.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
CARAVAN. A large sum of money; also, a person cheated
of such sum. CANT.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)
Car"a*van (kăr"&adot;*văn or
kăr*&adot;*văn"; 277), n. [F.
caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per.
karwān a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. Van a
wagon.] 1. 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
2. A large, covered wagon, or a train of
such wagons, for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an
itinerant show, as of wild beasts.
3. A covered vehicle for carrying
passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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