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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 car·a·van /ˈkærəˌvæn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car·a·van n.
 1. A company of travelers, pilgrims, or merchants, organized and equipped for a long journey, or marching or traveling together, esp. through deserts and countries infested by robbers or hostile tribes, as in Asia or Africa.
 2. A large, covered wagon, or a train of such wagons, for conveying wild beasts, etc., for exhibition; an itinerant show, as of wild beasts.
 3. A covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling
           together in single file; "we were part of a caravan of
           almost a thousand camels"; "they joined the wagon train
           for safety" [syn: train, wagon train]
      2: a camper equipped with living quarters [syn: van]