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Etymology

From Persian کاروان (kâravân). The word has a Kurdish root and in ancient times it was used for a group of people who were traveling by camel or horse on the silk road. The word is derived from karwan: kar means mission or pursuit and wan means those people and guardian.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: kărˈə-văn, IPA: /ˈkærəvæn/, SAMPA: /"k{r@v{n/

Noun

Singular
caravan

Plural
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  1. A convoy or procession of travelers, their vehicles and cargo, and any pack animals, especially camels crossing a desert.
  2. (UK, Template loop detected: Template:context 2) A furnished vehicle towed behind a car etc and used as a dwelling when stationary.

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Verb

Infinitive
to caravan

Third person singular
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Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to caravan (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To travel in a caravan.
    The wedding party got in their cars and caravaned from the chapel to the reception hall.

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