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 for caravan
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Caravan \Car"a*van\ (k[a^]r"[.a]*v[a^]n or k[a^]r*[.a]*v[a^]n";
     277), n. [F. caravane (cf. Sp. caravana), fr. Per. karw[=a]n
     a caravan (in sense 1). Cf. Van a wagon.]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A covered vehicle for carrying passengers or for moving
        furniture, etc.; -- sometimes shorted into van.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  caravan
      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: caravan, train, wagon train]
      2: a camper equipped with living quarters [syn: van,
         caravan]
      v 1: travel in a caravan

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  40 Moby Thesaurus words for "caravan":
     Conestoga wagon, camp trailer, camper, cavalcade, column, cortege,
     covered wagon, dray, dress parade, flyover, funeral, haywagon,
     house trailer, line, march past, mobile home, motorcade,
     mule train, pack train, parade, pomp, prairie schooner, procession,
     promenade, review, semitrailer, skimmington, stream, string,
     trail car, trailer, trailer camp, trailer court, trailer park,
     train, truck trailer, van, waggon, wagon, wain
  
  

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