A caravan is either a covered vehicle, like a wagon or a van, or a procession of vehicles. If you watch a parade with a long line of floats traveling one after another down the street, that's a caravan of floats.

The word caravan comes from the Persian karwan meaning "group of desert travelers." A caravan can be a large group of people traveling together in one long line. It's also the term used for a camper that has a living area in it. In history, pilgrims often traveled like this, lugging all of their belongings with them in caravans, or covered horse-drawn carriages. It's also a verb: caravan with your neighbors on a group road trip.

Definitions of caravan

n a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file

“we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels”
train, wagon train
Type of:
the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation

n a camper equipped with living quarters

Type of:
camper, camping bus, motor home
a recreational vehicle equipped for camping out while traveling

v travel in a caravan

Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

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