see also: INN
Pronunciation Noun

inn (plural inns)

  1. Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
    • the miserable fare and miserable lodgment of a provincial inn
  2. A tavern.
  3. One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers.
    the Inns of Court; the Inns of Chancery; Serjeants' Inns
  4. (UK, dated) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
    Leicester Inn
  5. (obsolete) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
    • Therefore with me ye may take up your inn / For this same night.
Synonyms Translations Verb

inn (inns, present participle inning; past and past participle inned)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To house; to lodge.
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To take lodging; to lodge.


inn (plural inns)

  1. Initialism of international#English|international nonproprietary#English|nonproprietary name#English|name: the official non-proprietary or generic name given to a pharmaceutical substance, as designated by the World Health Organization (WHO).

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