|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]|
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.