Definition of Caravansary

1. Noun. An inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans.

Exact synonyms: Caravan Inn, Caravanserai, Khan
Generic synonyms: Auberge, Hostel, Hostelry, Inn, Lodge



Definition of Caravansary

1. n. A kind of inn, in the East, where caravans rest at night, being a large, rude, unfurnished building, surrounding a court.

Definition of Caravansary

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of caravanserai) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Caravansary

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Caravansary

caravaneers
caravaner
caravaners
caravanette
caravanettes
caravaning
caravanlike
caravanned
caravanner
caravanners
caravanning
caravans
caravansarai
caravansarais
caravansaries
caravansary (current term)
caravanserai
caravanserais
caravel
caravelle
caravelles
caravels
caraway
caraway seed
caraway seed bread
caraways
carb
carb-
carb-face
carb up

Literary usage of Caravansary

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1. Orientalisms in Bible Lands by Edwin Wilbur Rice (1910)
"A caravansary is a lodging place, a somewhat pretentious building, ... The better class of caravansary sometimes appears to the stranger like a castle or ..."

2. Book Lovers' Verse: Being Songs of Books and Bookmen Compiled from English by Howard Shaw Ruddy (1899)
"... THE caravansary I KEEP a caravansary, And, be it night or day, I entertain such travelers As chance to come my way. Hafiz, maybe, or Sadi, ..."

3. The Boy Travellers in the Far East: Part Fourth, Adventures of Two Youths in by Thomas Wallace Knox (1905)
"Frank asked if the Eastern caravansary of the present day was like the same institution mentioned several times in the Bible. ..."

4. Ainsworth's Magazine: A Miscellany of Romance, General Literature, & Art by William Harrison Ainsworth, George Cruikshank, Hablot Knight Browne (1848)
"... at the conclusion of the caravansary- keeper's story, " your tale has interested me much. Tell that black-faced beauty to bring more coffee, ..."

5. From the Black Sea Through Persia and India by Edwin Lord Weeks (1896)
"Hadji is flushed and burning, and has stretched himself out in a niche in the wall of the superb caravansary, where we THK ..."

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