From Middle English in, inn, from Old English inn (“a dwelling, house, chamber, lodging”); akin to Icelandic inni (“a dwelling place, home, abode”), Faroese inni (“home”).
inn (plural inns)
- Any establishment where travellers can procure lodging, food, and drink.
- A tavern.
- One of the colleges (societies or buildings) in London, for students of the law barristers.
- (Britain, dated) The town residence of a nobleman or distinguished person.
- (obsolete) A place of shelter; hence, dwelling; habitation; residence; abode.
inn (third-person singular simple present inns, present participle inning, simple past and past participle inned)
- (obsolete, transitive) To house; to lodge.
- (obsolete, intransitive) To take lodging; to lodge.