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Warren

[wawr-uhn, wor-]
noun
1.
Earl, 1891–1974, U.S. lawyer and political leader: chief justice of the U.S. 1953–69.
2.
Joseph, 1741–75, American physician, statesman, and patriot.
3.
Mercy Otis, 1728–1814, U.S. historian and poet (sister of James Otis).
4.
Robert Penn, 1905–89, U.S. novelist and poet: named the first U.S. poet laureate (1986–87).
5.
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
6.
a city in NE Ohio, NW of Youngstown.
7.
a city in NW Pennsylvania.
8.
a town in E Rhode Island.
9.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “protection.”
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warren (ˈwɒrən)
 
n
1.  a series of interconnected underground tunnels in which rabbits live
2.  a colony of rabbits
3.  an overcrowded area or dwelling
4.  a.  chiefly (Brit) an enclosed place where small game animals or birds are kept, esp for breeding, or a part of a river or lake enclosed by nets in which fish are kept (esp in the phrase beasts or fowls of warren)
 b.  English legal history a franchise permitting one to keep animals, birds, or fish in this way
 
[C14: from Anglo-French warenne, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German werien to preserve]

Warren1 (ˈwɒrən)
 
n
a city in the US, in SE Michigan, northeast of Detroit. Pop: 136 016 (2003 est)

Warren2 (ˈwɒrən)
 
n
Earl. 1891--1974, US lawyer; chief justice of the US (1953-- 69). He chaired the commission that investigated the murder of President Kennedy

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Word Origin & History

warren
late 14c., "piece of land enclosed for breeding beasts and fowls," from Anglo-Fr. and O.N.Fr. warenne, O.Fr. garenna "game park," possibly from Gaulish *varenna "enclosed area," related to *varros "post." Or the O.Fr. forms may derive from the prp. of O.Fr. warir "defend, keep," from the Gmc. root *war-
"to protect, guard" (source of O.E. warian "take care;" see warrant (n.)). Later esp. "piece of land for breeding of rabbits" (c.1400), which led to the transf. sense of "cluster of densely populated living spaces" (1640s).
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Warren War·ren (wôr'ən), John Collins. 1778-1856.

American surgeon who gave the first public demonstration (1846) of the use of ether as an anesthetic for a surgical procedure.

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