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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inn  \Inn\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Inned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Inning}.] 
  To  take  lodging;  to  lodge.  [R.]  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inn  \Inn\,  n.  [AS.  in  inn,  house,  chamber,  inn,  from  AS  in  in 
  akin  to  Icel.  inni  house.  See  {In}.] 
  1.  A  place  of  shelter;  hence  dwelling;  habitation; 
  residence;  abode.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  Therefore  with  me  ye  may  take  up  your  inn  For  this 
  same  night.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  A  house  for  the  lodging  and  entertainment  of  travelers  or 
  wayfarers;  a  tavern;  a  public  house;  a  hotel. 
 
  Note:  As  distinguished  from  a  private  boarding  house,  an  inn 
  is  a  house  for  the  entertainment  of  all  travelers  of 
  good  conduct  and  means  of  payment,as  guests  for  a  brief 
  period,not  as  lodgers  or  boarders  by  contract. 
 
  The  miserable  fare  and  miserable  lodgment  of  a 
  provincial  inn.  --W.  Irving. 
 
  3.  The  town  residence  of  a  nobleman  or  distinguished  person; 
  as  Leicester  Inn.  [Eng.] 
 
  4.  One  of  the  colleges  (societies  or  buildings)  in  London, 
  for  students  of  the  law  barristers;  as  the  Inns  of  Court; 
  the  Inns  of  Chancery;  Serjeants'  Inns. 
 
  {Inns  of  chancery}  (Eng.),  colleges  in  which  young  students 
  formerly  began  their  law  studies,  now  occupied  chiefly  by 
  attorneys,  solicitors,  etc 
 
  {Inns  of  court}  (Eng.),  the  four  societies  of  ``students  and 
  practicers  of  the  law  of  England''  which  in  London 
  exercise  the  exclusive  right  of  admitting  persons  to 
  practice  at  the  bar;  also  the  buildings  in  which  the  law 
  students  and  barristers  have  their  chambers.  They  are  the 
  Inner  Temple,  the  Middle  Temple,  Lincoln's  Inn,  and  Gray's 
  Inn. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Inn  \Inn\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  house;  to  lodge.  [Obs.] 
 
  When  he  had  brought  them  into  his  city  And  inned 
  them  everich  at  his  degree.  --Chaucer. 
 
  2.  To  get  in  to  in  See  {In},  v.  t. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  inn 
  n  :  a  hotel  for  travelers  [syn:  {hostel},  {hostelry},  {lodge}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Inn 
  in  the  modern  sense  unknown  in  the  East.  The  khans  or 
  caravanserais,  which  correspond  to  the  European  inn,  are  not 
  alluded  to  in  the  Old  Testament.  The  inn"  mentioned  in  Ex  4:24 
  was  just  the  halting-place  of  the  caravan.  In  later  times  khans 
  were  erected  for  the  accommodation  of  travellers.  In  Luke  2:7 
  the  word  there  so  rendered  denotes  a  place  for  loosing  the 
  beasts  of  their  burdens.  It  is  rendered  "guest-chamber"  in  Mark 
  14:14  and  Luke  22:11.  In  Luke  10:34  the  word  so  rendered  is 
  different.  That  inn  had  an  "inn-keeper,"  who  attended  to  the 
  wants  of  travellers. 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  INN 
  Inter  Node  Network 
 
 




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