inn

[ in ]
/ ɪn /

noun

a commercial establishment that provides lodging, food, etc., for the public, especially travelers; small hotel.
a tavern.
(initial capital letter)British.
  1. any of several buildings in London formerly used as places of residence for students, especially law students.Compare Inns of Court.
  2. a legal society occupying such a building.

QUIZZES

BECOME A PRO CHEF WITH THIS EXQUISITE CUISINE QUIZ!

Even if you can't be a professional chef, you can at least talk like one with this vocabulary quiz.
Question 1 of 9
You may have read the word "simmer" in a recipe or two, but what does it really mean?

Origin of inn

First recorded before 1000; Middle English, Old English in(n) “house”; akin to Old Norse inni (adverb) “within, in the house”

SYNONYMS FOR inn

synonym study for inn

1. See hotel.

OTHER WORDS FROM inn

innless, adjective

Definition for inn (2 of 2)

Inn
[ in ]
/ ɪn /

noun

a river in central Europe, flowing from S Switzerland through Austria and Germany into the Danube. 320 miles (515 km) long.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for inn

British Dictionary definitions for inn (1 of 2)

inn
/ (ɪn) /

noun

a pub or small hotel providing food and accommodation
(formerly, in England) a college or hall of residence for students, esp of law, now only in the names of such institutions as the Inns of Court

Word Origin for inn

Old English; compare Old Norse inni inn, house, place of refuge

British Dictionary definitions for inn (2 of 2)

Inn
/ (ɪn) /

noun

a river in central Europe, rising in Switzerland in Graubünden and flowing northeast through Austria and Bavaria to join the River Danube at Passau: forms part of the border between Austria and Germany. Length: 514 km (319 miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012