Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Inn \Inn\ ([i^]n), n. [AS. in, inn, house, chamber, inn, from AS. in in; akin to Icel. inni house. See In.]
A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode. [Obs.]
Therefore with me ye may take up your inn For this same night.
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.
The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person; as, Leicester Inn. [Eng.]
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 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.
Inn \Inn\ ([i^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Inned ([i^]nd); p. pr.
& vb. n. Inning.]
To take lodging; to lodge. [R.]
Inn \Inn\, v. t.
To house; to lodge. [Obs.]
When he had brought them into his city And inned them, everich at his degree.
To get in; to in. See In, v. t.
ÍNN (Íslands Nýjasta Nýtt (Iceland’s Newest of the New)) is a privately owned, Icelandic television station, which launched on October 2, 2007. The channel is controlled by Ingvi Hrafn Jónsson, former news director of the Icelandic governmental TV station RÚV and Stöð 2.
ÍNN mainly prodcasts talk shows about politics and daily life.
Among the shows on the channel are: Hrafnaþing, Óli á Hrauni, Í nærveru sálar, Borgarlíf og í kallfæri.
The Inn (; ) is a river in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It is a right tributary of the Danube and is long. The highest point of its drainage basin is the summit of Piz Bernina, at . The Engadine, the valley of the En, is the only Swiss valley from which its waters ends in the Black Sea (via the Danube).
An inn is an establishment where travelers can procure food, drink and lodging.
Inn can also refer to:
- Inn (river), which flows through Switzerland, Austria and Germany
- Inn (district of Switzerland), a district in Switzerland named for the river Inn
- Inner automorphism, in mathematics, a set of functions on groups
- Inns of Court, London, England, institutions
- InterNetNews, Usenet News server
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English inn "lodging, dwelling, house," probably from inne (adv.) "inside, within" (see in). Meaning "public house with lodging" is perhaps by c.1200, certainly by c.1400. Meaning "lodging house or residence for students" is early 13c. in Anglo-Latin, obsolete except in names of buildings that were so used (such as Inns of Court, mid-15c.).
n. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink. vb. 1 (context obsolete transitive English) To house; to lodge. 2 (context obsolete intransitive English) To take lodging; to lodge.
Usage examples of "inn".
He had not gone far, however, before he recollected himself, and accordingly stopt at the very first inn he came to, and dispatched away a messenger to acquaint Blifil with his having found Sophia, and with his firm resolution to marry her to him immediately, if he would come up after him to town.
Reckless and stupid enough to strike at a busy inn in the heart of a bustling city that was bound to be acrawl with wizards, at the bright height of day and in full sight of all, parading around the sky on a conjured nightwyrm.
I got down at the inn, I found that the canoness was at Manheim, while in her stead I encountered an actress named Toscani, who was going to Stuttgart with her young and pretty daughter.
Sevilla with some muledrivers who had decided to stop at the inn that night, and since everything our adventurer thought, saw, or imagined seemed to happen according to what he had read, as soon as he saw the inn it appeared to him to be a castle complete with four towers and spires of gleaming silver, not to mention a drawbridge and deep moat and all the other details depicted on such castles.
I cannot contravene the order of knights errant, about whom I know it is true, not having read anything to the contrary, that they never paid for their lodging or anything else in any inn where they stayed, because whatever welcome they receive is owed to them as their right and privi-lege in return for the unbearable hardships they suffer as they seek adventures by night and by day, in winter and in summer, on foot and on horseback, suffering thirst and hunger, heat and cold, and exposed to all the inclemencies of heaven and all the discomforts on earth.
In its struggles to see in through the open door, the crowd formed itself into a straggling wedge, with the more adventurous apex nearest the inn.
In the dingy little dining-room of the Albergo Monte Gazza, a mountain inn miles from anywhere, situation arduous for walkers and pointless for cars, tariff humanely adjusted to the purses of the penniless, his poise and finish made him a grotesque.
Conyngham had been in Toledo before, and knew his way to the inn under the shadow of the great Alcazar, now burnt and ruined.
Giving wide berth to the few steadings and inns that lay along the road, they kept up a steady pace for as long as Micum could stay in the saddle, slept in the open, and ate whatever Alec shot.
When they stopped for the night at a wayside inn, Seregil retired immediately, leaving Alec to sit alone over his ale in the common room.
I acceded rather reluctantly to the proposition, though at that time I was incapable of ascertaining his intention, which was, after conducting me to a remote part of the structure, to deliver me into the hands of three ruffians, who, having covered me with a veil so thick as to exclude every object from my view, placed me upon a mule, and conveyed me, regardless of my cries, through the deepest recesses of the woods, when, having arrived at a small inn, situated at the extremity of the forest, we stopped without alighting for refreslnnent.
And there is no place better for making a name than the Inns of Court, and no profession more suited for amassing wealth than the law.
And thus with joy, and hope well to fare, Arcite anon unto his inn doth fare.
Just then the marquis came in, saying he would give me my revenge and without answering I went downstairs as if to come back again, but I ran out of the inn, got into my carriage, and drove off, promising a good fee to the postillion if he would put his horses at a gallop.
To me it was as if I had come out of hell, and on the way to the inn I did not speak a word, not even answering the questions which the toosimple Armelline addressed to me in a voice that would have softened a heart of stone.