Caravan
Caravan Car"a*van (k[a^]r"[.a]*v[a^]n or k[a^]r*[.a]*v[a^]n"; 277), n. [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karw[=a]n 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 Africa. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

3. A covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into {van}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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