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warren (n.)

late 14c., "piece of land enclosed for breeding beasts and fowls," from Anglo-French and Old North French warenne (Old French garenne) "game park, hunting reserve," possibly from Gaulish *varenna "enclosed area," related to *varros "post." More likely from the present participle of Old North French warir (Old French garir) "defend, keep," from Proto-Germanic *war- "to protect, guard," from PIE root *wer- (4) "to cover." Later especially "piece of land for breeding of rabbits" (c. 1400), which led to the transferred sense of "cluster of densely populated living spaces" (1640s).

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