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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
He also noted that bridges and caravanserais played an important role in regulating the economic, cultural and trade relations of Azerbaijan in the Middle Ages, including Nakhchivan.
The construction of the building of the city caravanserais started in 1606 on the order of Safavid ruler I Shah Abbas.
Two caravanserais in Semnan Province were ceded to the private sector by auction last week with the aim of making the best use of such centuries-old heritage sites, the news site of the Iranian Cultural Heritage and Tourism Office (ICHTO) reported.
Remains of all the elements that comprised the stations (dwellings, forts, caravanserais, and markets) are still found along the trail.
structures, the old city is lined with ancient residences and mosques, colourful graffiti, loud shopkeepers hawking a variety of souvenirs and the characteristic caravanserais, offering food in traditional Azeri style.
These structures served as caravanserais, trade centers and outposts.
Ministry officials met the people in charge of caravanserais and informed them about their responsibilities and duties regarding implementation of the contingency plan, she said.
Real images from the past, the lingering aroma of the caravanserais in villages that lay by its side.
It was possible to reach lower Ural and Volga from Urgench, following the road of Ustyurt caravanserais.
Sitting inside one of the traditional lodgings or caravanserais, I enjoy a lunch of delicate herb-filled savoury pancakes (kutabi) and lamb and rice wrapped in starchy grape leaves (dolmas) while sitting under an indoor tree, its trunk wrapped in multi-coloured rugs.
17) Construction of caravanserais and market places for the travellers' comforts by Jahanara and Nur Jahan and their engagement with sea trade and commerce testify that these Mughal princesses were women of influence and power in their own right.