warren




When Bugs Bunny outruns Elmer Fudd and vanishes down his rabbit hole, he’s escaping into a warren — a network of underground tunnels where rabbits live.

A warren isn’t just the maze-like tunnels where rabbits live. You may encounter a warren of subway tunnels or a warren of interconnected bomb shelters. Bring those narrow paths above ground and cluster them with homes and you have another kind of warren, or a maze-like residential area.

Definitions of warren
  1. noun

    a colony of rabbits

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    type of:

    animal group

    a group of animals

  2. noun

    a series of connected underground tunnels occupied by rabbits

    synonyms:
    rabbit warren
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    type of:

    burrow, tunnel

    a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter

  3. noun

    a complex system of paths or tunnels in which it is easy to get lost

    synonyms:
    labyrinth, maze
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    examples:

    Labyrinth of Minos

    a vast labyrinth built in Crete by Daedalus at the command of Minos in order to contain the Minotaur
    type of:

    system

    instrumentality that combines interrelated interacting artifacts designed to work as a coherent entity

  4. noun

    an overcrowded residential area

    synonyms:
    rabbit warren
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    type of:

    community, residential area, residential district

    a district where people live; occupied primarily by private residences

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