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Webster 1913 Edition


Warren

War′ren

(wŏr′rĕn)
,
Noun.
[OF.
waresne
,
warenne
,
garene
, F.
garenne
, from OF.
warer
,
garer
, to beware, to take care; of Teutonic origin; cf. OHG.
warōn
(in comp.), OS.
warōn
to take care, to observe, akin to E.
wary
. √142. See
Wary
.]
1.
(Eng Law)
(a)
A place privileged, by prescription or grant the king, for keeping certain animals (as hares, conies, partridges, pheasants, etc.) called beasts and fowls of warren.
Burrill.
(b)
A privilege which one has in his lands, by royal grant or prescription, of hunting and taking wild beasts and birds of warren, to the exclusion of any other person not entering by his permission.
Spelman.
They wend both
warren
and in waste.
Piers Plowman.
☞ The warren is the next franchise in degree to the park; and a forest, which is the highest in dignity, comprehends a chase, a park, and a free warren.
2.
A piece of ground for the breeding of rabbits.
3.
A place for keeping flash, in a river.

Webster 1828 Edition


Warren

WARREN

,
Noun.
[See Guard, Warrant and Wary.]
1.
A piece of ground appropriated to the breeding and preservation of rabbits.
2.
In law, a franchise or place privileged by prescription or grant from the king, for keeping beasts and fowls. The warren is the next franchise in degree to the park; and a forest, which is the highest in dignity, comprehends a chase, a park and a free warren.
3.
A place for keeping fish in a river.

Definition 2022


Warren

Warren

See also: warren

English

Proper noun

Warren

  1. A surname.
  2. A male given name.
  3. A community in Manitoba.
  4. A town in New South Wales.
  5. A town in Connecticut.
  6. An unincorporated community in Kentucky.
  7. A town in Maine.
  8. A city in Michigan.
  9. A city in Minnesota.
  10. A town in New Hampshire.
  11. A city in Ohio.
  12. A city in Pennsylvania.
  13. A town in Rhode Island.

Usage notes

The given name used in medieval England and returned to use in the nineteenth century, often transferred from the the surname. It has been more popular in the U.S.A. than in the U.K.

Quotations

  • 1894 George Bruce Malleson, Life of Warren Hastings, First Governor-General of India, Chapman&Hall 1894, page 4:
    Meanwhile, in 1730, the son, the younger Penyston Hastings, had married Hester Warren, daughter of the proprietor of Stubhill, a small estate near Twining, Gloucestershire. She died in the house at Churchill after having given birth to her second child who, in memory of her, was named Warren.
  • 1940, Paul Corey, The Road Returns, Bobbs-Merrill 1940, page 359:
    "I tell her she should name him Warren after the President,"Andrew was saying.
    "Never," said his wife. "Maybe I'll call him - " she looked around frantically - "Edward or Eric."

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German

Proper noun

Warren n (genitive Warrens)

  1. Varena, Trentino, Italy

warren

warren

See also: Warren

English

Noun

warren (plural warrens)

  1. The system of burrows where rabbits live.
  2. An enclosed piece of land set aside for breeding game, especially rabbits.
  3. (figuratively) A mazelike place of dark alleys etc in which it's easy to lose oneself; especially one that may be overcrowded.
  4. A heart-shaped hoe.

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References

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Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

warren

  1. Plural form of war