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Meaning of INN

Pronunciation:  in

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers

INN is a 3 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: hostel, hostelry, lodge
 See Also: caravan inn, caravansary, caravanserai, hotel, imaret, khan, roadhouse



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Inn\, 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.
             Therefore with me ye may take up your inn For this
             same night.                           --Spenser.
    2. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or
       wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
    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.
                The miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a
                provincial inn.                    --W. Irving.
    3. The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person;
       as, Leicester Inn. [Eng.]
    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.
    {Inns of chancery} (Eng.), colleges in which young students
       formerly began their law studies, now occupied chiefly by
       attorneys, solicitors, 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
  2. \Inn\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To take lodging; to lodge. [R.] --Addison.
  3. \Inn\, v. t.
    1. To house; to lodge. [Obs.]
             When he had brought them into his city And inned
             them, everich at his degree.          --Chaucer.
    2. To get in; to in. See {In}, v. t.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a welcoming, well-furnished inn in your dream means prosperity and pleasures. Seeing a run-down inn indicates unhappy journeys and poor success.
Easton 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.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: 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