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Definition 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. To get in; to in. See In, v. t.

Inn Quotations

If you're thinking of coming to America, this is what it's like: you've got your Comfort Inn, you've got your Best Western, and you've got your Red Lobster where you eat. Everybody's very fat, everybody's very stupid and everybody's very rude - it's not a holiday programme, it's the truth.
Jeremy Clarkson

My introduction to the Madonna Inn came as a young boy when we would take summer vacations to a nearby town. My dad would take us into their gift shop bathroom, which was a huge waterfall that functioned as the men's urinal. So as a kid, this was the most amazing thing I had ever seen.
Aaron Ruell

I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn't. In fact, I didn't even know you were supposed to have one.
John C. Maxwell

I can only say the first thing that pops into my mind is I remember, years ago, seeing kind of a has-been country singer working - when I first moved to Nashville - in a bar in a Holiday Inn.
Jimmy Buffett

This life at best is but an inn, And we the passengers.
James Howell
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Inn Translations

inn in Danish is kro
inn in Dutch is logement, herberg
inn in French is auberge
inn in German is Gasthof, Wirtshaus
inn in Italian is osteria
inn in Latin is hospitium, tabernus
inn in Norwegian is kro, vertshus
inn in Spanish is posada, albergue, fonda
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