caravan


caravan
caravan 1580s, from M.Fr. caravane, from O.Fr. carouan (13c.), picked up during the Crusades from Pers. karwan "group of desert travelers." Used in English for "vehicle" 17c., especially for a covered cart. In modern British use, often a rough equivalent of the U.S. mobile home.

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caravan — [kar′ə van΄] n. [Fr caravane < OFr carouan < Pers kārwān, caravan] 1. a company of travelers, esp. of merchants or pilgrims traveling together for safety, as through a desert 2. a number of vehicles traveling together 3. a large covered… …   English World dictionary

  • caravan — / kærəvæn/, it. / karavan/ s. ingl. [dal persiano kārwān carovana di cammelli ], usato in ital. al masch. [cabina a rimorchio attrezzata ad abitazione] ▶◀ roulotte. ‖ camper …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • caravan — /ˈkaravan, ingl. ˈkærəˌvæn/ [vc. ingl. «carovana, carrozzone», poi «roulotte»] s. m. roulotte (fr.) CFR. autocaravan, camper (ingl.), motorhome (ingl.) …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Caravan — ↑ Karawane …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch