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Meaning of INN

Pronunciation:  in

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
  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
       Inn.
    
    
    
    
  2. \Inn\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Inned}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Inning}.]
    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
 
 Definition: 

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
 

 

 

 

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