Caravansary



(in the Near East) an inn, usually with a large courtyard, for the overnight accommodation of caravans.
any large inn or hotel.
Historical Examples

Serai, se-r′i, n. a khan, a caravansary: a seraglio for women.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements) Various

Then he sat in some caravansary, and guarded the candle flame.
Christ Legends Selma Lagerlf

You must return to the caravansary that guards these treasures.
The Incredible Honeymoon E. Nesbit

At the caravansary they had scented tragedy, and Kate faced them with the paragraph.
The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie

The caravansary into which Haschim and his following now turned off stood on a plot of rising ground surrounded by palm-trees.
The Bride of the Nile, Complete Georg Ebers

They replied with a volley of musketry into the caravansary, and another into the pagoda.
With Clive in India G. A. Henty

It was dusk when we arrived, and everybody hurried to get a dry place in the caravansary, myself amongst the pushing crowd.
rminius Vambry, his life and adventures rminius Vambry

At the caravansary his squire came running out to hold his stirrup.
Rung Ho! Talbot Mundy

At the caravansary there had been sharp disapproval of the whole thing.
The Precipice Elia Wilkinson Peattie

Then suddenly changing the subject, he said: “How is that caravansary of yours in the Cuatro Caminos getting on?”
Froth Armando Palacio Valds

n.

alternative spelling of caravanserai.

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