- The definition of a warren is an area crowded with nesting rabbits, or a place that feels similarly crowded.
An example of a warren is an area in a forest where rabbits are living.
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- Historical, Brit. a piece of land enclosed for the breeding of game
- a space or limited area in which rabbits breed or are numerous
- any building or group of buildings crowded like a rabbit warren
Origin: Middle English wareine from Norman French warenne from warir, to preserve from Frankish an unverified form warjan: see warrant
Origin: NormFr warin from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old High German Warin, the Varini, a people mentioned by Tacitus
- Warren, Earl 1891-1974; U.S. jurist: chief justice of the U.S. (1953-69)
- Warren, Robert Penn 1905-89; U.S. writer & poet: 1st poet laureate of the U.S. (1986-87)
Origin: after Dr. Joseph Warren (1741-75), killed at Bunker Hillcity in SE Mich.: suburb of Detroit: pop. 138,000
Origin: after Moses Warren, 19th-c. U.S. surveyorcity in NE Ohio: pop. 47,000
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- a. An area where rabbits live in burrows.b. A colony of rabbits. See Synonyms at flock1.
- An enclosure for small game animals.
- a. An overcrowded living area.b. A mazelike place where one may easily become lost: a warren of narrow, dark alleys and side streets.
Origin: Middle English warenne, from Old North French, enclosure; see wer-4 in Indo-European roots.
- A city of southeast Michigan, an industrial suburb of Detroit. Population: 135,000.
- A city of northeast Ohio northwest of Youngstown. It is a manufacturing center. Population: 45,300.
, Earl 1891-1974.
, Joseph 1741-1775.
, Robert Penn 1905-1989.
warren - Medical Definition
, John Collins 1778-1856.