Meaning of WARREN in English

ˈwȯrə̇n, ˈwär- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English wareine, warenne, from Old North French warenne, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German werien to defend, protect — more at weir

1. Britain

a. : a place privileged by prescription or grant from the king for keeping any of various animals (as hares, conies, partridges, or pheasants)

b. : a privilege by royal grant or prescription of hunting in a warren and taking wild animals


a. : an area especially of uncultivated ground for the breeding of rabbits ; also : a place abounding in rabbits

b. : the rabbits inhabiting a warren


a. : a tenement or a district as crowded and as full of life as a rabbit warren : a densely populated dwelling, slum, or quarter

b. : a maze of narrow winding streets or passages

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