caravanserai


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car·a·van·sa·ry

 (kăr′ə-văn′sə-rē) also car·a·van·se·rai (-rī′)
n. pl. car·a·van·sa·ries also car·a·van·se·rais
1. An inn built around a large court for accommodating caravans along trade routes in central and western Asia.
2. A large inn or hostelry. In both senses also called serai.

[French caravanserai, from Persian kārvānsarāy : kārvān, caravan + sarāy, camp, palace; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

caravanserai

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caravansarai

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caravansary

n, pl -rais or -ries
(in some Eastern countries esp formerly) a large inn enclosing a courtyard providing accommodation for caravans
[C16: from Persian kārwānsarāī caravan inn]

caravanserai

- A type of inn in Eastern countries where caravans are put up.
See also related terms for inn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.caravanserai - an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravanscaravanserai - an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
auberge, hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
Translations

caravanserai

caravansary [ˌkærəˈvænsəraɪ, ˌkærəˈvænsərɪ] Ncaravasar m

caravanserai

nKarawanserei f

caravanserai

[ˌkærəˈvænsəˌraɪ] ncaravanserraglio
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The lady whom they had come to see, if she were the present occupant of the house, appeared to have taken up her quarters there as she might have established herself in an Eastern caravanserai.
Objective : The Khan el-Ishli (18th Century) constitutes an indisputable historic and artistic example of the caravanserai architectonic structure.
At this meeting, topics such as the Caravanserai Project, the Silk Road Initiative, increasing border control cooperation and developing border facilities were all discussed.
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Non-governmental organization Association for the Protection of Syrian Archeology said the museum, housed in a 16 th -century Ottoman inn known as a caravanserai, "suffered serious damage caused by two explosive-packed barrels dropped Monday by Syrian army helicopters," according to AFP.
The moment he sees Cyrah in a caravanserai in Mughal India, his animal instincts to devour her are no match for his finer instincts of love.
I ate just such a lunch that day in the Mugam Club, a traditional caravanserai whose elaborate fountained courtyard was once a pit stop for camels and traders on the ancient Silk Road.
The Ikuo Hirayama International Caravanserai of Culture, both a museum and scientific-cultural center to study the Silk Road, hosted a workshop on enameling by Japanese specialist Yoshiko Saito.
Ed Henry, president of the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, commented on the success of Caravanserai's first three seasons, "Arts Midwest is making great progress toward their goal of enhancing mutual understanding between the United States and Muslim societies through Caravanserai.
There are no recorded ancient caravan routes between Ha'il and Jubbah to support this hypothesis, but given that the jebels are highly visible in the landscape and are situated near the narrowest crossing point of the desert, it is not inconceivable that merchant traders, caravanserai or nomadic peoples passed through and encountered or made the rock art (Figure 3).
We are currently working on the restoration of Igdir's Werder Caravanserai.