[ wawr-uh n, wor- ]
/ ˈwɔr ən, ˈwɒr- /


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British Dictionary definitions for warren, earl (1 of 3)

/ (ˈwɒrən) /


a series of interconnected underground tunnels in which rabbits live
a colony of rabbits
an overcrowded area or dwelling
  1. mainly British 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)
  2. English legal history a franchise permitting one to keep animals, birds, or fish in this way

Word Origin for warren

C14: from Anglo-French warenne, of Germanic origin; compare Old High German werien to preserve

British Dictionary definitions for warren, earl (2 of 3)

/ (ˈwɒrən) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for warren, earl (3 of 3)

/ (ˈwɒrən) /


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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Medical definitions for warren, earl

[ wôrən ]
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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Cultural definitions for warren, earl

Warren, Earl

A political leader and judge of the twentieth century. Warren was governor of California before being named chief justice of the Supreme Court in 1953, and he served on the Court until 1969. His time as chief justice was marked by boldness in interpreting the Constitution; the “Warren Court” often brought the Constitution to the support of the disadvantaged. (See Brown versus Board of Education and Miranda decision). Warren also led a government commission investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (see Lee Harvey Oswald).

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