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Definition of "caravan" []

  • A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory. (noun)
  • A single file of vehicles or pack animals. (noun)
  • A large covered vehicle; a van. (noun)
  • Chiefly British A trailer or dwelling place on wheels. (noun)
  • A large enclosed vehicle capable of being pulled by a car or lorry and equipped to be lived in (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • (esp in some parts of Asia and Africa) a company of traders or other travellers journeying together, often with a train of camels, through the desert (noun)
  • A group of wagons, pack mules, camels, etc, esp travelling in single file (noun)
  • A large covered vehicle, esp a gaily coloured one used by Romany Gypsies, circuses, etc (noun)
  • To travel or have a holiday in a caravan (verb)

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Use "caravan" in a sentence
  • "Borrowing the term caravan as descriptive of the march, they established markets at all convenient places."
  • "Being shot in the caravan is always painful … … on December 1, 2009 at 8: 05 pm I'm Also Clouseau"
  • "New York Fashion Week has come and gone but the slow fashion Alabama Chanin caravan just keeps on rolling between ‘The Factory’ in Florence, Alabama to Birmingham, Nashville, and back to NYC again this April."