warren

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noun war·ren \ˈwȯr-ən, ˈwär-\

Definition of warren

  1. 1 chiefly British a :  a place legally authorized for keeping small game (as hare or pheasant) b :  the privilege of hunting game in such a warren

  2. 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. 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>

Origin and Etymology of warren

Middle English wareine, from Anglo-French warenne, garenne


First Known Use: 14th century

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biographical name War·ren \ˈwȯr-ən, ˈwär-\

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geographical name War·ren \ˈwȯr-ən, ˈwär-\

Definition of Warren

  1. 1 city SE Michigan N of Detroit pop 134,056

  2. 2 city NE Ohio NW of Youngstown pop 41,557


WARREN Defined for English Language Learners

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noun war·ren \ˈwȯr-ən, ˈwär-\

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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noun war·ren \ˈwȯr-ən\

Definition of warren for Students

  1. :  a place where rabbits live or are kept



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