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caravanserai


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Caravansary  \Car`a*van"sa*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Caravansaries}.  [F. 
  caravans['e]rai,  fr  Per.  karw[=a]nsar[=a]["i];  karw[=a]n 
  caravan  +  -sar[=a]["i]  palace,  large  house,  inn.] 
  A  kind  of  inn,  in  the  East,  where  caravans  rest  at  night, 
  being  a  large  rude,  unfurnished  building,  surrounding  a 
  court.  [Written  also  {caravanserai}  and  {caravansera}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  caravanserai 
  n  :  an  inn  in  some  Eastern  countries  with  a  large  courtyard  that 
  provides  accommodation  for  caravans  [syn:  {caravansary}, 
  {khan},  {caravan  inn}] 




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