caravan: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kar'u-van"), [key]
— n., v., -vaned -vanned, -van•ing -van•ning.
  1. a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety in passing through deserts, hostile territory, etc.
  2. any group traveling in or as if in a caravan and using a specific mode of transportation, as pack animals or motor vehicles: a caravan of trucks; a camel caravan.
  3. a large covered vehicle for conveying passengers, goods, a sideshow, etc.; van.
  4. a house on wheels; trailer.
  1. to carry in or as if in a caravan: Trucks caravaned food and medical supplies to the flood's survivors.
  1. to travel in or as if in a caravan: They caravaned through Egypt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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