verb (used with object), car·a·vaned or car·a·vanned, car·a·van·ing or car·a·van·ning.
verb (used without object), car·a·vaned or car·a·vanned, car·a·van·ing or car·a·van·ning.
Origin of caravan
Synonyms for caravan
Examples from the Web for caravan
Contemporary Examples of caravan
A caravan of trams stuck in the middle of the medieval city waited in line for the protest to end.Ukraine’s Home Front Grows War Weary
October 23, 2014
On May 13, 2014, a pickup truck approached a caravan of white vans moving on a road near Baqubah, east of Baghdad, in Iraq.Iran Says It’s Under Attack by ISIS
Jassem Al Salami
October 9, 2014
I met a girl on holiday in a caravan park—which you guys call a trailer park—and she was from Northern Ireland.Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy on 'Eleanor Rigby,' First Heartbreak, and Robin Williams
September 2, 2014
The caravan was carrying humanitarian aid, Russian authorities said.Russia's Suspicious Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine Separatists
August 12, 2014
The progress of the caravan of SUVs and buses ferrying the embassy staff out to Tunisia was monitored in real-time in Washington.U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting
July 27, 2014
Historical Examples of caravan
At an angle calculated to intercept the caravan, Kingozi set off down the hill.
Thus the four tribes represented in his caravan were supplied.
This was our caravan, and God Almighty had created the elephant for us.Meadow Grass
Beside which, the caravan was moving at the majestic rate of about five miles a day.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
In Hori I encountered a caravan of pilgrims returning from Mecca.The Unknown Life of Jesus Christ
- a large enclosed vehicle capable of being pulled by a car or lorry and equipped to be lived inUS and Canadian name: trailer
- (as modifier)a caravan site
verb -vans, -vanning or -vanned
Word Origin for caravan
1580s, from Middle French caravane, from Old French carvane, carevane "caravan" (13c.), or Medieval Latin caravana, picked up during the Crusades from Persian karwan "group of desert travelers" (which Klein connects to Sanskrit karabhah "camel"). Used in English for "vehicle" 17c., especially for a covered cart. Hence, in modern British use (from 1930s), often a rough equivalent of the U.S. mobile home.