- a place where rabbits breed or abound.
- a building or area containing many tenants in limited or crowded quarters.
Origin of warren
- 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.”
Examples from the Web for warren
Contemporary Examples of warren
Weiss is likely to get confirmed even as Warren and a handful of other progressive Democrats vote no.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton
January 8, 2015
“He is ‘an independent socialist,’” said one organizer supportive of Warren.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders
December 19, 2014
More centrist Democrats will make a few gestures in the Warren direction, but nothing more.
No one expects her to be Elizabeth Warren, but everyone expects Clinton to hear and respect Warren.
Warren makes one clearly recognizable gesture to the center, and the centrists make one recognizable gesture to the left.Staving Off a Democratic Civil War
December 2, 2014
Historical Examples of warren
I volunteered to go one cruise in the Warren, under Mr. Byrne.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
Warren, with his pistol at full cock in his hand, fell back—dead!
Warren had been sworn in as a special constable to arrest Donald.
"You've got to come with me," said Warren, pulling out the warrant.
"But, by ——, I have something to do with you," Warren angrily retorted.
- 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.