- Earl,1891–1974, U.S. lawyer and political leader: chief justice of the U.S. 1953–69.
- Joseph,1741–75, American physician, statesman, and patriot.
- Mercy Otis,1728–1814, U.S. historian and poet (sister of James Otis).
- Robert Penn,1905–89, U.S. novelist and poet: named the first U.S. poet laureate (1986–87).
- a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
- a city in NE Ohio, NW of Youngstown.
- a city in NW Pennsylvania.
- a town in E Rhode Island.
- a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “protection.”
- a series of interconnected underground tunnels in which rabbits live
- a colony of rabbits
- an overcrowded area or dwelling
- mainly Britishan 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)
- English legal historya franchise permitting one to keep animals, birds, or fish in this way
Word Origin for warren
- a city in the US, in SE Michigan, northeast of Detroit. Pop: 136 016 (2003 est)
- Earl. 1891–1974, US lawyer; chief justice of the US (1953–69). He chaired the commission that investigated the murder of President Kennedy
late 14c., "piece of land enclosed for breeding beasts and fowls," from Anglo-French and Old North French warenne, Old French garenna "game park," possibly from Gaulish *varenna "enclosed area," related to *varros "post." Or the Old French forms may derive from the present participle of Old French warir "defend, keep," from the Germanic root *war- "to protect, guard" (source of Old English warian "take care;" see warrant (n.)). Later especially "piece of land for breeding of rabbits" (c.1400), which led to the transferred sense of "cluster of densely populated living spaces" (1640s).
- American surgeon who gave the first public demonstration (1846) of the use of ether as an anesthetic for a surgical procedure.