from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A public lodging house serving food and drink to travelers; a hotel.
- n. A tavern or restaurant.
- n. Chiefly British Formerly, a residence hall for students, especially law students, in London.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
- n. A tavern.
- v. To house; to lodge.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
- n. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
- n. The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
- n. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers
- intransitive v. To take lodging; to lodge.
- transitive v. To house; to lodge.
- transitive v. To get in; to in. See In, v. t.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A house; a dwelling; a dwelling-place; an abode.
- n. Habitation; abode; residence.
- n. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers; in law, a public house kept for the lodging and entertainment of such as may choose to visit it, and providing what is necessary for their subsistence, for compensation; a tavern; a public hotel.
- n. A college or building in which students were lodged and taught: now retained only for the Inns of Court, in London. See below.
- n. The town residence of a person of quality; a private hotel: as, Leicester Inn.
- n. The precincts or premises occupied by these societies respectively. They are the Inner Temple, Middle Temple, Lincoln's Inn, and Gray's Inn. The first two originally belonged to the Knights Templars, whence the name Temple.
- n. Synonyms Hotel, House, etc. See tavern.
- To furnish entertainment and lodging to; place in shelter.
- To take up lodging; lodge.
- An obsolete form of in.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a hotel providing overnight lodging for travelers
Middle English, from Old English; see en in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English inn. (Wiktionary)