Origin of warren
Definition for warren (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for 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|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“He is ‘an independent socialist,’” said one organizer supportive of Warren.Why the Left Loves Warren, But Won’t Swoon for Sanders|David Freedlander|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Dr. Warren's interest in the Extraordinary Case increased at each visit he made.
Warren claimed a ditched town, octagonal in shape, measuring in perimeter one thousand three hundred and eighty-five feet.Stories of Old Kentucky|Martha Grassham Purcell
While this was going on Warren got his men up, repulsed Early, and drove him more than a mile.Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete|Ulysses S. Grant
It was the fear of this that caused Warren to ask his friend to draw up as near to him as he could.The Young Ranchers|Edward S. Ellis
Dr. Warren had seen the change wrought, and had noted evidences that money was not unobtainable.
British Dictionary definitions for warren (1 of 3)
- 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)
- English legal history a franchise permitting one to keep animals, birds, or fish in this way
Word Origin for warren
British Dictionary definitions for warren (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for warren (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for warren
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).