Definitions of inn

  1. A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
  2. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travelers or wayfarers; a tavern; a public house; a hotel.
  3. The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn.
  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.
  5. To take lodging; to lodge.
  6. To house; to lodge.
  7. A house for the reception and entertainment of travelers; tavern; hotel; hostelry.
  8. A house for the lodging and entertainment of travellers: a hotel: ( B.) a lodging: the word is seldom used in this country.
  9. House of entertainment for travellers.
  10. A public house; tavern, hotel.
  11. A house for lodging and entertaining travellers; a tavern; Inns of Court, in Eng., a college of law professors and students; houses in which are many apartments for the lodgings of students and practitioners at law.

Usage examples for inn

  1. You may lie to- night in the inn. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. This inn is not safe for you. – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  3. There is an inn, too, but it would be very silly of you to go there, unless- unless for some reason we could not put you up. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  4. How should you like to take a turn round to New Inn this evening? – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  5. Come now to the inn. – Little Novels of Italy Madonna Of The Peach-Tree, Ippolita In The Hills, The Duchess Of Nona, Messer Cino And The Live Coal, The Judgment Of Borso by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  6. But Josiah, who had seen pictures on't, wanted to go to the Inside Inn. – Samantha at the St. Louis Exposition by Marietta Holley
  7. The mill- hands have gone to the inn. – The Silent Mill by Hermann Sudermann
  8. It was at this little inn that Mr. Calvert one day saw Monsieur de St. Aulaire for the first time in two years. – Calvert of Strathore by Carter Goodloe
  9. She will marry the gentleman back at the inn. – Arms and the Woman by Harold MacGrath
  10. He was certainly not an inn dog. – A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others by F. Hopkinson Smith
  11. So they stayed some time in the inn, and said nothing else but, " All three of us," " For money," and " And quite right too!" – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  12. It is only an hour's journey, she observed, And there is a dear old inn where we could have tea. – Doctor Luttrell's First Patient by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  13. I step into the inn. – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  14. School had begun, and Marty went with several of the bigger boys that had hung around Pringle's harness shop and the Inn stables. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  15. One of the men at the inn had recognised Felix as a friend of Valentine, and the landlord said everybody about there was so mixed up and interested in the horse that he had made bold to ask. – Greene Ferne Farm by Richard Jefferies
  16. There is an inn in the village, and while you rest I will explain why we cannot go forward. – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  17. They were alone in the garden- the inn was a little way off the main road and they had discovered it entirely by accident. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  18. Joy in the Little Bear Inn had for the moment departed. – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  19. Weral inn for it. – Rachel Gray by Julia Kavanagh
  20. And even if you feel you can't trust me, I want you to know that I'm on your side in whatever happens at Baldpate Inn. – Seven Keys to Baldpate by Earl Derr Biggers