Warren


Warren
/wawr"euhn, wor"-/, n.
1. Earl, 1891-1974, U.S. lawyer and political leader: Chief Justice of the U.S. 1953-69.
2. Joseph, 1741-75, American physician, statesman, and patriot.
3. Mercy Otis, 1728-1814, U.S. historian and poet (sister of James Otis).
4. Robert Penn, born 1905, U.S. novelist and poet: named the first U.S. poet laureate (1986-87).
5. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit. 161,134.
6. a city in NE Ohio, NW of Youngstown. 56,629.
7. a city in NW Pennsylvania. 12,146.
8. a town in E Rhode Island. 10,640.
9. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning "protection."

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Town (pop., 2000: 11,360), eastern Rhode Island, U.S. Located near Providence, it was settled in 1632 and was originally part of Massachusetts.

In 1747 Rhode Island annexed it. It was pillaged and burned by the British during the American Revolution. It is now a summer resort.
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(as used in expressions)
Beatty Henry Warren
Henry Warren Beaty
William Warren Bradley
David Warren Brubeck
Buffett Warren
Burger Warren Earl
Harding Warren Gamaliel
Hastings Warren
James Warren Jones
Nirenberg Marshall Warren
Spahn Warren Edward
Stilwell Joseph Warren
Warren Earl
Warren Harry
Warren Joseph
Warren Mercy Otis
Warren Robert Penn
Weaver Warren

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      city, northern suburb of Detroit, Macomb county, southeastern Michigan, U.S. Organized in 1837 as Hickory township, it was called Aba (or Alba, 1838) until renamed (1839) for Gen. Joseph Warren (Warren, Joseph), a hero of the American Revolution. The village of Warren was incorporated in 1893; from its initial settlement, the community remained rural in character until it was linked to Detroit by streetcar and rail in 1904. The city was created in 1955 through the consolidation of the village and township. Warren encompasses the city of Center Line, now an enclave, which incorporated separately from the township in 1925 and became a city in 1936. Industrial and residential development began in the 1920s and was greatly accelerated in the early decades after World War II. The city manufactures automobiles and parts for several major motor vehicle companies. The General Motors Technical Center (designed by architect Eero Saarinen (Saarinen, Eero)), the Detroit Arsenal, and a campus of Macomb Community College (1954) are in the city. Pop. (2000) city, 138,247; Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA, 4,452,557; (2005 est.) city, 135,311; Detroit-Warren-Livonia MSA, 4,488,335.

      city, Trumbull county, northeastern Ohio, U.S. It lies along the Mahoning River and is part of the Youngstown metropolitan complex. Settled (1799) by Ephraim Quinby, a stockholder in the Connecticut Land Company, it was named for Moses Warren, a surveyor. Warren became the seat of the Western Reserve, and in 1803 it was made the county seat. After the completion (1840) of the Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal from Pittsburgh to Akron (there connecting with the Ohio and Erie Canal), Warren developed as an inland port. The city's prosperity grew with the discovery of coal in the Mahoning valley and the development of the local iron industry after 1870. Warren's proximity to Youngstown and the subsequent arrival of two transcontinental highways and the Ohio Turnpike were also stimulants to growth.

      The city's diversified industries now include automotive and basic steel production and the manufacture of industrial equipment and electrical products. The Trumbull campus of Kent State University was founded in 1954. Packard Music Hall and the John Stark Edwards House (1807), the oldest dwelling in the former Western Reserve, are in the city. Inc. village, 1834; city, 1869. Pop. (2000) city, 46,832; Youngstown-Warren-Boardman MSA, 602,964; (2005 est.) city, 45,796; Youngstown-Warren-Boardman MSA, 593,168.

      city, seat (1800) of Warren county, northwestern Pennsylvania, U.S., on the Allegheny River near the mouth of the Conewango Creek, 21 miles (34 km) south of Jamestown, New York. Laid out in 1795, it was named for General Joseph Warren (Warren, Joseph), who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill (Bunker Hill, Battle of). A lumber boom in the mid-19th century was followed by an oil boom. Its economy now includes the manufacture of furniture, forestry equipment, electric and wire products, steel fabrications, and refined oil. Warren is the headquarters for Allegheny National Forest (hunting, fishing, and winter sports), and tourism is an added source of income. Kinzua Dam and Chapman State Park are nearby. Inc. 1832; city, 1989. Pop. (1990) 11,122; (2000) 10,259.

      county, northwestern New Jersey, U.S., bordered by Pennsylvania to the west and northwest (the Delaware River constituting the boundary) and the Musconetcong River to the east and southeast. The rugged terrain includes Kittatinny Mountain to the northwest. In addition to the Delaware and Musconetcong, the other major waterways are the Pohatcong, Pequest, and Paulins Kill rivers. Recreational areas abound. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area along the Delaware is paralleled by the Appalachian National Scenic Trail on Kittatinny Mountain; other areas include Worthington and Jenny Jump state forests. The main forest species are oak and hickory.

      Algonquian-speaking Indians hunted in the region before the arrival of European settlers. Warren county was created in 1824 and named for Joseph Warren, a soldier and statesman of the American Revolution. In the 1880s it became the largest producer of musical organs in the United States. The principal towns are Phillipsburg, Washington, Hackettstown, and Belvidere, which is the county seat.

      The economy is based on agriculture (dairy, livestock, and corn [maize]) and manufacturing (chemicals and industrial machinery). Area 358 square miles (927 square km). Pop. (2000) 102,437; (2007 est.) 109,737.

      county, northeastern New York state, U.S., consisting of a mountainous region bounded by Lake George (George, Lake) to the east and the Hudson River to the south. The Hudson, which bisects the county north-south, is the main drainage system. Other waterways include the Schroon River and Brant, Loon, and Friends lakes. The county is almost entirely occupied by Adirondack Park (1892), which is one of the largest parks in the United States and the nation's first forest preserve. The region is heavily wooded with conifers such as pine, spruce, and fir.

      Iroquoian-speaking Mohawk Indians probably hunted in the region. The resort village of Lake George, the county seat, was the site of a battle (Sept. 8, 1755) during the French and Indian War and of Fort William Henry (1756–57), which has been reconstructed. In the 19th century the city of Glens Falls was successively a centre of lumbering, limestone processing, paper milling, and textile manufacturing. Other communities are Warrensburg and Lake Luzerne.

      Warren county was created in 1813 and named for American Revolutionary political leader and soldier Joseph Warren (Warren, Joseph). Tourism and manufacturing are the primary industries. Area 870 square miles (2,253 square km). Pop. (2000) 63,303; (2007 est.) 66,143.

      county, northwestern Pennsylvania, U.S., bounded to the north by New York state. It consists of a hilly region on the Allegheny Plateau drained by the Allegheny River and Brokenstraw, Caldwell, and Conewango creeks. The county contains Chapman State Park and parts of Allegheny Reservoir and Allegheny National Forest.

      The county was formed in 1800 and named for Joseph Warren (Warren, Joseph), a soldier and statesman of the American Revolution. The borough of Warren is the county seat. Other communities include Youngsville, Sheffield, and North Warren. The primary components of the economy are retail trade and manufacturing. Area 883 square miles (2,288 square km). Pop. (2000) 43,863; (2007 est.) 40,986.

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