warren

noun war·ren \ ˈwȯr-ən , ˈwär- \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of warren

1 chiefly British
a : a place legally authorized for keeping small game (such as hare or pheasant)
b : the privilege of hunting game in such a warren
2 a (1) : an area (as of uncultivated ground) where rabbits breed
(2) : a structure where rabbits are kept or bred
b : the rabbits of a warren
3 a : a crowded tenement or district
b : a maze of passageways or small rooms

Examples of warren in a Sentence

  1. a warren of narrow hallways

  2. got lost in the warren of interconnected side streets

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Origin and Etymology of warren

Middle English wareine, from Anglo-French warenne, garenne

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Definition of warren for English Language Learners

  • : a series of underground tunnels where rabbits live

  • : a building or place with many connected rooms, passages, etc., where you can get lost very easily


WARREN Defined for Kids

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Definition of warren for Students

: a place where rabbits live or are kept


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