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Meaning of WARREN

Pronunciation:  'worun, 'worun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a colony of rabbits
  2. [n]  an overcrowded residential area
  3. [n]  a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits
  4. [n]  United States jurist who served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (1891-1974)
  5. [n]  United States writer and poet (1905-1989)
 

WARREN is a 6 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: Earl Warren, rabbit warren, rabbit warren, Robert Penn Warren
 
 See Also: animal group, author, burrow, community, coney, cony, jurist, legal expert, poet, rabbit, residential area, residential district, tunnel, writer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\War"ren\, n. [Of. waresne, warenne, garene, F. garenne,
from OF. warer, garer, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic
origin; cf. OHG. war?n (in comp.), OS. war?n to take care, to
observe, akin to E. wary. ????. See {Wary}.]
1. (Eng Law)
   (a) A place privileged, by prescription or grant the king,
       for keeping certain animals (as hares, conies,
       partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls
       of warren. --Burrill.
   (b) A privilege which one has in his lands, by royal grant
       or prescription, of hunting and taking wild beasts and
       birds of warren, to the exclusion of any other person
       not entering by his permission. --Spelman.

             They wend both warren and in waste. --Piers
                                               Plowman.

Note: The warren is the next franchise in degree to the park;
      and a forest, which is the highest in dignity,
      comprehends a chase, a park, and a free warren.

2. A piece of ground for the breeding of rabbits.

3. A place for keeping flash, in a river.

 

 

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