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.

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Origin of inn

before 1000; Middle English, Old English in(n) house; akin to Old Norse inni (adv.) within, in the house

OTHER WORDS FROM inn

inn·less, 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.
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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)
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