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Inn

 (ĭn)
A river of eastern Switzerland, western Austria, and southeast Germany flowing about 515 km (320 mi) northeastward to the Danube River. Its lower course forms part of the German-Austrian border.

inn

 (ĭn)
n.
1. A public lodging house serving food and drink to travelers; a hotel.
2. A tavern or restaurant.
3. Chiefly British Formerly, a residence hall for students, especially law students, in London.

[Middle English, from Old English; see en in Indo-European roots.]

Inn

(ɪn)
n
(Placename) a river in central Europe, rising in Switzerland in Graubünden and flowing northeast through Austria and Bavaria to join the River Danube at Passau: forms part of the border between Austria and Germany. Length: 514 km (319 miles)

Inn

(ɪn)
n
(Placename) a river in central Europe, rising in Switzerland in Graubünden and flowing northeast through Austria and Bavaria to join the River Danube at Passau: forms part of the border between Austria and Germany. Length: 514 km (319 miles)

inn

(ɪn)

n.
1. a commercial establishment that provides lodging and food for the public, esp. travelers; small hotel.
2. a tavern.
3. (cap.) any of several buildings in London formerly used as places of residence for students, esp. law students. Compare Inns of Court.
[before 1000; Middle English, Old English in(n) house; akin to Old Norse inni (adv.) within, in the house]

Inn

(ɪn)

n.
a river in central Europe, flowing from S Switzerland through Austria and Germany into the Danube. 320 mi. (515 km) long.

inn

  • caravanserai - A type of inn in Eastern countries where caravans are put up.
  • harbergery - An inn or place of entertainment.
  • inn - Etymologically a place "in" which people live or stay, from Proto-Germanic innam.
  • ostler - A stableman at an inn.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inn - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelersinn - a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
caravan inn, caravansary, caravanserai, khan - an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans
hotel - a building where travelers can pay for lodging and meals and other services
imaret - a hostel for pilgrims in Turkey
post house, posthouse - an inn for exchanging post horses and accommodating riders
roadhouse - an inn (usually outside city limits on a main road) providing meals and liquor and dancing and (sometimes) gambling

inn

noun tavern, bar, watering hole (facetious slang), boozer (Brit., Austral., & N.Z. informal), local (Brit. informal), roadhouse, hostelry (archaic or facetious), alehouse (archaic), taproom the Waterside inn
Translations
خَانٌخَمّارَه، خانفُنْدُق ريفي
hospodahostineczájezdní hostinec
krogæstgiveri
majatalovärdshus
prenoćište
vendéglõ
gistihús, krágistihús; veitingahús, krá
宿屋居酒屋旅館いざかやしゅくや
여인숙
smuklėsmuklininkasužeigos namai
iebraucamā vietaviesnīca
gostilna
gästgiverikrogvärdshus
โรงแรมเล็กๆ
hanküçük otelmeyhane
quán trọ

inn

[ɪn]
A. N (= pub) → taberna f; (= hotel) → hostería f (archaic) (= tavern) → posada f, mesón m
B. CPD inn sign Nletrero m de mesón
the Inns of Court NPL (Brit) (Jur) → el Colegio de Abogados (en Londres)

inn

[ˈɪn] nauberge f

inn

n
Gasthaus nt; (old) (= hotel)Herberge f (old); (= tavern)Schenke f, → Schänke f
(Jur) the Inns of Courtdie vier englischen Juristenverbände

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[ɪn] nlocanda

inn

(in) noun
1. a name given to some small hotels or public houses especially in villages or the countryside.
2. in former times, a house providing food and lodging for travellers.
ˈinnkeeper noun
a person who owned or ran such a house.

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خَانٌ hostinec kro Gasthaus πανδοχείο posada majatalo auberge prenoćište locanda 宿屋 여인숙 herberg vertshus zajazd hospedaria гостиница värdshus โรงแรมเล็กๆ han quán trọ 客栈
References in classic literature ?
Very clever were some of their productions, pasteboard guitars, antique lamps made of old-fashioned butter boats covered with silver paper, gorgeous robes of old cotton, glittering with tin spangles from a pickle factory, and armor covered with the same useful diamond shaped bits left inn sheets when the lids of preserve pots were cut out.
I was a little late on the scene, and I felt, as he stood wistfully looking out for me before the door of the inn at which the coach had put him down, that I had seen him, on the instant, without and within, in the great glow of freshness, the same positive fragrance of purity, in which I had, from the first moment, seen his little sister.
Further on, from the bright red windows of the Sword-Fish Inn, there came such fervent rays, that it seemed to have melted the packed snow and ice from before the house, for everywhere else the congealed frost lay ten inches thick in a hard, asphaltic pavement, --rather weary for me, when I struck my foot against the flinty projections, because from hard, remorseless service the soles of my boots were in a most miserable plight.
True, other fish are found exceedingly brisk in those Hyperborean waters; but these, be it observed, are your cold-blooded, lungless fish, whose very bellies are refrigerators; creatures, that warm themselves under the lee of an iceberg, as a traveller in winter would bask before an inn fire; whereas, like man, the whale has lungs and warm blood.
Our mistress had been so much alarmed in the night that the journey was put off till the afternoon, so James had the morning on hand, and went first to the inn to see about our harness and the carriage, and then to hear more about the fire.
Here the conversation was interrupted by the approach of a small one-horse buggy to the inn.
We put up at the inn in a village just at nightfall, and when I rose next morning and looked abroad, I was ware where a knight came riding in the golden glory of the new day, and recognized him for knight of mine -- Sir Ozana le Cure Hardy.
We stopped at the very same inn which the famous old robber-knight and rough fighter Go"tz von Berlichingen, abode in after he got out of captivity in the Square Tower of Heilbronn between three hundred and fifty and four hundred years ago.
The brick house did not speedily become a sort of wayside inn, a place of innocent revelry and joyous welcome; but the missionary company was an entering wedge, and Miranda allowed one spare bed to be made up "in case anything should happen," while the crystal glasses were kept on the second from the top, instead of the top shelf, in the china closet.
Their first pause was at the Crown Inn, an inconsiderable house, though the principal one of the sort, where a couple of pair of posthorses were kept, more for the convenience of the neighbourhood than from any run on the road; and his companions had not expected to be detained by any interest excited there; but in passing it they gave the history of the large room visibly added; it had been built many years ago for a ballroom, and while the neighbourhood had been in a particularly populous, dancing state, had been occasionally used as such;but such brilliant days had long passed away, and now the highest purpose for which it was ever wanted was to accommodate a whist club established among the gentlemen and halfgentlemen of the place.
Jennings on her side treated them both with all possible kindness, was solicitous on every occasion for their ease and enjoyment, and only disturbed that she could not make them choose their own dinners at the inn, nor extort a confession of their preferring salmon to cod, or boiled fowls to veal cutlets.
I was carried into an inn, where the guard wanted me to have some dinner; but, as I had no appetite, he left me in an immense room with a fireplace at each end, a chandelier pendent from the ceiling, and a little red gallery high up against the wall filled with musical instruments.