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Meaning of BURROW

Pronunciation:  'burow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter
  2. [v]  move through by or as by digging; "burrow through the forest"

BURROW is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: tunnel, tunnel
 See Also: cut into, delve, dig, hole, hollow, rabbit warren, turn over, warren



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bur"row\, n. [See 1st {Borough}.]
    1. An incorporated town. See 1st {Borough}.
    2. A shelter; esp. a hole in the ground made by certain
       animals, as rabbits, for shelter and habitation.
    3. (Mining) A heap or heaps of rubbish or refuse.
    4. A mound. See 3d {Barrow}, and {Camp}, n., 5.
  2. \Bur"row\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Burrowed}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Burrowing}.]
    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} (Zo["o]l.), a small owl of the western part
       of North America ({Speotyto cunicularia}), which lives in
       holes, often in company with the prairie dog.
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