CARAVAN, n. A company of travellers, pilgrims or merchants, marching or proceeding in a body over the deserts of Arabia, or other region infested with robbers.
CAR'A-VAN, n. [Ar. قَيْرَوَانٌ kairawan, from قَرَا karau, to stretch along, to follow, to proceed from place to place. Sp. caravana; Fr. caravane. Pers. as Ar.]
A company of travelers, pilgrims or merchants, marching or proceeding in a body over the deserts of Arabia, or other region infested with robbers.
- 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
- A large, covered wagon, or a train of
such wagons, for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an
itinerant show, as of wild beasts.
- A covered vehicle for carrying
passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted