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Warren

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Warren \War"ren\ (w[o^]r"r[e^]n), noun [OF. waresne, warenne, garene, F. garenne, from OF. warer, garer, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG. war[=o]n (in comp.), OS. war[=o]n to take care, to observe, akin to E. wary. [root]142. 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

Warren

noun

1: United States writer and poet (1905-1989) [syn: {Warren}, {Robert Penn Warren}]

2: United States jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1974) [syn: {Warren}, {Earl Warren}]

3: a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits [syn: {warren}, {rabbit warren}]

4: an overcrowded residential area [syn: {warren}, {rabbit warren}]

5: a colony of rabbits


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