American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hole or tunnel dug in the ground by a small animal, such as a rabbit or mole, for habitation or refuge.
- n. A narrow or snug place.
- v. To dig a hole or tunnel for habitation or refuge.
- v. To live or hide in such a place.
- v. To move or progress by or as if by digging or tunneling: "Suddenly the train is burrowing through the pinewoods” ( William Styron).
- v. To make by or as if by tunneling.
- v. To dig a hole or tunnel in or through.
- v. Archaic To hide in or as if in a burrow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete spelling of borough.
- n. A barrow; a mound. Sir T. Browne. See barrow.
- n. In mining, the heap of refuse rock at the mouth of a shaft, or entrance of an adit-level or tunnel.
- n. A hole in the ground excavated by an animal, as a rabbit or a marmot, as a refuge and habitation.
- n. [Perhaps in ref. to the usually circular shape of mounds; cf. the equiv. Sc. brough, otherwise referred to burrow = borough = brough, q. v. In mod. English dial. abbr. burr.] A circle. Compare bur, burr, 2.
- To make a hole or burrow to lodge in, as in the earth; work a way into or under something.
- To lodge in a burrow; in a more general sense, to lodge in any deep or concealed place; hide.
- To perforate with a burrow or as with burrows.
- n. A variant of borrow.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An incorporated town. See 1st borough.
- n. A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.
- n. (Mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
- n. A mound. See 3d Barrow, and Camp, n., 5.
- v. To excavate a hole to lodge in, as in the earth; to lodge in a hole excavated in the earth, as conies or rabbits.
- v. To lodge, or take refuge, in any deep or concealed place; to hide.
- v. move through by or as by digging
- n. a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
- Origin Unknown. Formally, it appears to be a variant of borough, but this sense is not known in Old English burh or in any Germanic cognate languages. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English borow. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Saw the video a while back….anyone else notice how he called the burrow a “farm”.”
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“It could hardly be described as a burrow, for, at intervals, it was half choked with earth-falls, and he had to work his way through them.”
“This was a family of bunny rabbits, and they lived in a nice hole, which was called a burrow, and which they had dug under ground in a big park on the top of a mountain, back of Orange.”
“The burrow, which is dug out by the bird, is about three inches in diameter and terminates in a larger chamber in which the eggs are laid.”
“SAMMIE and Susie Littletail, the rabbits of whom I told you in the book just before this, lived in an underground house called a burrow, but Johnnie and Billie Bushytail had their home in a nest on a tall tree.”
“The rest of the burrow is the same, Mr. Ritchie, until it comes to the light again.”
“Their burrow was a very roomy and comfortable one, but it was spoiled for them by the presence of those two moon-eyed, hook-beaked, solemn persons sitting side by side in the opposite corner.”
“One is seen emerging from its burrow, which is often lined with coco-nut fibre.”
“The entrance to his burrow was a little to one side of the cabin door.”
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