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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.]
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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]
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caravanserai- A type of inn in Eastern countries where caravans are put up.
See also related terms for inn.
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|Noun||1.||caravanserai - an inn in some eastern countries with a large courtyard that provides accommodation for caravans|
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caravanseraicaravansary [ˌkærəˈvænsəraɪ, ˌkærəˈvænsərɪ] N → caravasar m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Karawanserei f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
caravanserai[ˌkærəˈvænsəˌraɪ] n → caravanserraglio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995