Definition of Burrow

1. Noun. A hole made by an animal, usually for shelter.

Exact synonyms: Tunnel
Generic synonyms: Hole, Hollow
Specialized synonyms: Rabbit Warren, Warren
Derivative terms: Tunnel

2. Verb. Move through by or as by digging. "Burrow through the forest"
Exact synonyms: Tunnel
Generic synonyms: Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over
Derivative terms: Tunnel

Definition of Burrow

1. n. An incorporated town. See 1st Borough.

2. v. i. To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.

Definition of Burrow

1. Noun. A tunnel or hole, often as dug by a small creature. ¹

2. Verb. To dig a tunnel or hole. ¹

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Definition of Burrow

1. to dig a hole or tunnel in the ground [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Burrow

1. 1. An incorporated town. See 1st Borough. 2. A shelter; especially. A hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation. 3. A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse. 4. A mound. See Barrow, and Camp. See: 1st Borough. 1. To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits. 2. To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide. "Sir, this vermin of court reporters, when they are forced into day upon one point, are sure to burrow in another. " (Burke) Burrowing owl, a small owl of the western part of North America (Speotyto cunicularia), which lives in holes, often in company with the prairie dog. Origin: Burrowed; Burrowing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Burrow

burring machine
burro deer
burrow (current term)
burrowing hairs
burrowing parrot
burrowing parrots

Literary usage of Burrow

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by William Brown, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Great Britain Court of Chancery, Robert Belt (1820)
"The defendant Robert burrow set up a claim arising under ... The bill was filed against defendant Robert burrow for payment of the legacy of 1000/. out of ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"A portrait by Vanloo of burrow was presented by him to the Royal Society, ... burrow was the author, under the thin disguise of A Member of the Royal ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1889)
"When first seeking it we were somewhat puzzled by some of those who were evidently well acquainted with the worm assuring us that the entrance to its burrow ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1860)
"Reuben burrow, in his “ Proof that the Hin.. doos had the Binomial Theorem”, announced his intention very shortly to publish translations of the ..."

5. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"After a time the larva cuts off, from within, the part of the twig thru which It has made its way, and plugs the open end of the burrow with coarse bits of ..."

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