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
References in classic literature ?
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The roof of the caravanserai was changed and the right wall was in danger of collapse, and all the cells and rooms of the building were returned to their original appearance.
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This year's award, for example, supports the second phase of a project to preserve the 11th- and 12th-century Silk Road Caravanserai at Dayahatyn, a site that I've visited twice to see the work in progress.
Iran's latest earthquake has damaged some historical sites, the most famous of which is probably the Shah Abbasi Caravanserai.
Beyond was a caravanserai of tents and baggage in front of a second belt.
Later on she stays in a caravanserai, the ancient traders' version of a motel, with mule and camel parking, and camel meatballs for dinner.
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Imagine passion's caravanserai, the touch of honeyed hands,