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

  Inn \Inn\ ([i^]n), n. [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from
     AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]
     1. A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation;
        residence; abode. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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              Therefore with me ye may take up your inn
              For this same night.                  --Spenser.
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     2. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or
        wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
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     Note: As distinguished from a private boarding house, an inn
           is a house for the entertainment of all travelers of
           good conduct and means of payment, as guests for a
           brief period, not as lodgers or boarders by contract.
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                 The miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a
                 provincial inn.                    --W. Irving.
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     3. The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person;
        as, Leicester Inn. [Eng.]
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     4. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London,
        for students of the law barristers; as, the Inns of Court;
        the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns.
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     Inns of chancery (Eng.), colleges in which young students
        formerly began their law studies, now occupied chiefly bp
        attorn`ys, solocitors, etc.
     Inns of court (Eng.), the four societies of "students and
        practicers of the law of England" which in London exercise
        the exclusive right of admitting persons to practice at
        the bar; also, the buildings in which the law students and
        barristers have their chambers. They are the Inner Temple,
        the Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inn \Inn\ ([i^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inned ([i^]nd); p. pr.
     & vb. n. Inning.]
     To take lodging; to lodge. [R.] --Addison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Inn \Inn\, v. t.
     1. To house; to lodge. [Obs.]
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              When he had brought them into his city
              And inned them, everich at his degree. --Chaucer.
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     2. To get in; to in. See In, v. t.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers [syn:
           hostel, hostelry, inn, lodge, auberge]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  22 Moby Thesaurus words for "inn":
     boardinghouse, dorm, dormitory, doss house, fleabag, flophouse,
     guest house, hospice, hostel, hostelry, hotel, lodge,
     lodging house, ordinary, pension, posada, pub, public,
     public house, roadhouse, rooming house, tavern

From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :

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From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     in the modern sense, unknown in the East. The khans or
     caravanserais, which correspond to the European inn, are not
     alluded to in the Old Testament. The "inn" mentioned in Ex. 4:24
     was just the halting-place of the caravan. In later times khans
     were erected for the accommodation of travellers. In Luke 2:7
     the word there so rendered denotes a place for loosing the
     beasts of their burdens. It is rendered "guest-chamber" in Mark
     14:14 and Luke 22:11. In Luke 10:34 the word so rendered is
     different. That inn had an "inn-keeper," who attended to the
     wants of travellers.

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