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1 United States writer and poet (1905-1989) [syn: Robert Penn Warren]
2 United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974) [syn: Earl Warren]
3 a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits [syn: rabbit warren]
4 an overcrowded residential area [syn: rabbit warren]
5 a colony of rabbits

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

Proper noun

  1. A surname.
  2. A given name used in medieval England and revived in the nineteenth century, partly with reference to the surname.

Extensive Definition

Warren may refer to:

Animal husbandry and related

Forest law

  • Warren (free) ("Free warren"), a type of hunting franchise under the Anglo-Norman Forest law

Animal husbandry

  • Warren (domestic), a rabbitry or fixed establishment of cuniculture
  • The domestic use of warren is imprecisely extended to rabbit or hare burrows in the wild.


  • In metaphoric use, warren refers to a tight agglomeration of inferior accommodations, such as a slum.


Trinidad and Tobago

United Kingdom

United States of America

*Warren, Arizona



U.S. Colleges




warren in German: Warren
warren in French: Warren
warren in Italian: Warren
warren in Dutch: Warren
warren in Japanese: ワーレン
warren in Norwegian: Warren
warren in Polish: Warren
warren in Simple English: Warren
warren in Slovak: Warren
warren in Swedish: Warren
warren in Volapük: Warren

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Augean stables, Hydra, abri, antre, bunker, burrow, cave, cavern, cove, dugout, dump, foxhole, grot, grotto, hole, hotbed, hovel, lair, milk cow, mustard, pesthole, pigpen, pigsty, plague spot, rabbit, rich soil, rookery, seed plot, sewer, slum, stable, sty, subterrane, subway, tenement, the slums, tunnel
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