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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.
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THIS week we see how exactly the fake rabbit warrens at the centre of this series were constructed.