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War·ren

 (wôr′ən, wŏr′-)
A city of southeast Michigan, an industrial suburb of Detroit.

war·ren

 (wôr′ən, wŏr′-)
n.
1.
a. An area where rabbits live in burrows.
b. A colony of rabbits.
2. An enclosure for small game animals.
3.
a. An overcrowded living area.
b. A mazelike place where one may easily become lost: a warren of narrow, dark alleys and side streets.

[Middle English warenne, from Old North French, enclosure; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

warren

(ˈwɒrən)
n
1. (Zoology) a series of interconnected underground tunnels in which rabbits live
2. (Zoology) a colony of rabbits
3. (Social Welfare) an overcrowded area or dwelling
4. (Hunting) chiefly Brit an enclosed place where small game animals or birds are kept, esp for breeding, or a part of a river or lake enclosed by nets in which fish are kept (esp in the phrase beasts or fowls of warren)
5. (Fishing) chiefly Brit an enclosed place where small game animals or birds are kept, esp for breeding, or a part of a river or lake enclosed by nets in which fish are kept (esp in the phrase beasts or fowls of warren)
6. (Law) English legal history a franchise permitting one to keep animals, birds, or fish in this way
7. (Hunting) English legal history a franchise permitting one to keep animals, birds, or fish in this way
8. (Fishing) English legal history a franchise permitting one to keep animals, birds, or fish in this way
[C14: from Anglo-French warenne, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German werien to preserve]

Warren

(ˈwɒrən)
n
(Placename) a city in the US, in SE Michigan, northeast of Detroit. Pop: 136 016 (2003 est)

Warren

(ˈwɒrən)
n
(Biography) Earl. 1891–1974, US lawyer; chief justice of the US (1953–69). He chaired the commission that investigated the murder of President Kennedy

war•ren

(ˈwɔr ən, ˈwɒr-)

n.
1. a place where rabbits breed or abound.
2. a building or area containing many inhabitants in crowded quarters.
3. a mazelike place containing many passageways or small rooms.
[1350–1400; Middle English warenne < Anglo-French; Old French g(u)arenne < Germanic *warinne game park =*war-, base of *warjan to defend + *-inne feminine n. suffix]

War•ren

(ˈwɔr ən, ˈwɒr-)

n.
1. Earl, 1891–1974, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1953–69.
2. Robert Penn, 1905–89, U.S. novelist and poet: named the first U.S. poet laureate 1986–87.
3. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 138,078.
4. a city in NE Ohio, NW of Youngstown. 51,640.

war·ren

(wôr′ən)
An area where a colony of rabbits lives in burrows.

Warren

 a place for keeping game animals; a place in the river for keeping fish, 1377.
Examples: warren of conies, 1600; of fish, 1377; of flies, 1625; of hares, 1538; of huts, 1918; of partridge; of passages, 1919; of pheasants; of the poor, 1886; of rats, 1856; a rabbit warren, 1773.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Warren - United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
2.Warren - United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974)
3.warren - a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbitswarren - a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
burrow, tunnel - a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
4.warren - an overcrowded residential area
residential area, residential district, community - a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences
5.warren - a colony of rabbitswarren - a colony of rabbits      
rabbit, cony, coney - any of various burrowing animals of the family Leporidae having long ears and short tails; some domesticated and raised for pets or food
animal group - a group of animals
Translations
وِجار الأرانِب
kaninløbegang
kotorék
kanínubyggî
triušių landos
trušu apdzīvota teritorija
územie zamorené králikmi
tavşanlık

warren

[ˈwɒrən] N
1. (also rabbit warren) → madriguera f (de conejos)
2. (fig) (= place, area) → laberinto m; (= house) → conejera f
it is a warren of little streetses un laberinto de callejuelas

warren

[ˈwɒrən] n
[rabbits] → terrier m
a rabbit warren → un terrier de lapins
(= place with narrow passages) → labyrinthe m

warren

n (= rabbit warren)Kaninchenbau m; (fig)Labyrinth nt

warren

[ˈwɒrn] n (also rabbit warren) → tana (fig) → alveare m
a warren of little streets → un dedalo di stradine

warren

(ˈworən) noun
a place where many rabbits have their burrows.
References in classic literature ?
When the handkerchiefs were laid on the counter, Julia Monson seized on one with avidity, while Mary Warren regarded us all with a look of cold indifference, if not one of downright displeasure.
Now, I hope you are happy, Julia," quietly observed Mary Warren, as the two girls took their seats side by side in Mrs.
I say, as I'm ready to wager any man ten pound, if he'll stand out wi' me any dry night in the pasture before the Warren stables, as we shall neither see lights nor hear noises, if it isn't the blowing of our own noses.
We heared tell as he'd sold his own land to come and take the Warrens, and that seemed odd for a man as had land of his own, to come and rent a farm in a strange place.
A few days afterwards an English fleet, commanded by Commodore Peter Warren, sailed also for Louisburg to assist the provincial army.
said the weeping Julia Warren, on parting, for the first time since their acquaintance, with the young lady whom she had honoured with the highest place in her affections.
Richard Warren Thomas English John Howland Edward Doten Edward Liester
It was Mr Reuben Haredale, Mr Geoffrey's elder brother, that twenty-two years ago was the owner of the Warren, which, as Joe has said--not that you remember it, Joe, for a boy like you can't do that, but because you have often heard me say so--was then a much larger and better place, and a much more valuable property than it is now.
Walking among the sleeping birds in the hedges, watching the skipping rabbits on a moonlit warren, or standing under a pheasant-laden bough, she looked upon herself as a figure of Guilt intruding into the haunts of Innocence.
This Western observed, but, on seeing Mrs Honour, imputed it to a wrong cause; and having given Jones a hearty curse between jest and earnest, he bid him beat abroad, and not poach up the game in his warren.
The whole clan's here now--it's like a rabbit warren.
No, try this hare, which I had killed yesterday in one of my warrens.