1. A company of travelers journeying together, as across a desert or through hostile territory.
2. A single file of vehicles or pack animals.
3. A large covered vehicle; a van.
4. Chiefly British A trailer or dwelling place on wheels.
[French caravane or Italian carovana, both from Persian kārvān.]
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