Warren meaning

wôrən, wŏr-
An enclosure for small game animals.
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A city of southeast Michigan, an industrial suburb of Detroit.
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(historical, brit.) A piece of land enclosed for the breeding of game.
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A space or limited area in which rabbits breed or are numerous.
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The system of burrows where rabbits live.
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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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Any building or group of buildings crowded like a rabbit warren.
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(person, proper) A masculine name.
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(person) 1891-1974; chief justice of the U.S. (1953-69)
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(person) 1905-89; U.S. writer & poet: 1st poet laureate of the U.S. (1986-87)
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(figuratively) A mazelike place of dark alleys etc in which it's easy to lose oneself; especially one that may be overcrowded.
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A heart-shaped hoe.
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A male given name.
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A community in Manitoba.
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A town in New South Wales.
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A town in Connecticut.
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An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
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A town in Maine.
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A town in New Hampshire.
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A city in Ohio.
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A city in Pennsylvania.
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A town in Rhode Island.
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Origin of warren

  • Middle English warenne from Old North French enclosure wer-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English warenne, from Anglo-Norman and Old Northern French warenne, from Old French guarenne, garenne, probably from a Germanic *warinne "game park", from the root *war- of Proto-Germanic *warjanÄ… (“ward off, defend against") (cf. also Old French warir, guarir, a borrowing from this Germanic root). Alternatively the Old French may have derived from a Gaulish varenna (“enclosed area"), related to varros (“post").

    From Wiktionary

  • Two different Norman surnames, one from a Germanic given name war(in) "guard", another from a place La Varenne "the game park" in Normandy.

    From Wiktionary