lair


Also found in: Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

lair

 (lâr)
n.
1. The den or dwelling of a wild animal.
2. A den or hideaway.
3. Obsolete A resting place; a couch.

[Middle English, from Old English leger; see legh- in Indo-European roots.]

lair

(lɛə)
n
1. (Zoology) the resting place of a wild animal
2. informal a place of seclusion or hiding
3. (Agriculture) an enclosure or shed for farm animals
4. Scot the ground for a grave in a cemetery
vb
5. (Zoology) (intr) (esp of a wild animal) to retreat to or rest in a lair
6. (Zoology) (tr) to drive or place (an animal) in a lair
[Old English leger; related to lie2 and Old High German leger bed]

lair

(ler)
n, vb
(Physical Geography) a Scot word for mire
[from Old Norse leir mud]

lair

(lɛə)
n
a flashy man who shows off
vb
(intr; foll by up or around) to behave or dress like a lair
[perhaps from leer]

lair

(lɛər)

n.
1. a den or resting place of a wild animal.
2. a secret retreat or base of operations; hideout: a pirate's lair.
[before 900; Middle English leir, Old English leger bed, c. Old Saxon legar, Gothic ligrs bed, Old High German leger bed, camp]

lair

- First meant "grave, tomb," or "place where one sleeps."
See also related terms for tomb.

lair


Past participle: laired
Gerund: lairing

Imperative
lair
lair
Present
I lair
you lair
he/she/it lairs
we lair
you lair
they lair
Preterite
I laired
you laired
he/she/it laired
we laired
you laired
they laired
Present Continuous
I am lairing
you are lairing
he/she/it is lairing
we are lairing
you are lairing
they are lairing
Present Perfect
I have laired
you have laired
he/she/it has laired
we have laired
you have laired
they have laired
Past Continuous
I was lairing
you were lairing
he/she/it was lairing
we were lairing
you were lairing
they were lairing
Past Perfect
I had laired
you had laired
he/she/it had laired
we had laired
you had laired
they had laired
Future
I will lair
you will lair
he/she/it will lair
we will lair
you will lair
they will lair
Future Perfect
I will have laired
you will have laired
he/she/it will have laired
we will have laired
you will have laired
they will have laired
Future Continuous
I will be lairing
you will be lairing
he/she/it will be lairing
we will be lairing
you will be lairing
they will be lairing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been lairing
you have been lairing
he/she/it has been lairing
we have been lairing
you have been lairing
they have been lairing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been lairing
you will have been lairing
he/she/it will have been lairing
we will have been lairing
you will have been lairing
they will have been lairing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been lairing
you had been lairing
he/she/it had been lairing
we had been lairing
you had been lairing
they had been lairing
Conditional
I would lair
you would lair
he/she/it would lair
we would lair
you would lair
they would lair
Past Conditional
I would have laired
you would have laired
he/she/it would have laired
we would have laired
you would have laired
they would have laired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lair - the habitation of wild animalslair - the habitation of wild animals  
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant

lair

noun
1. nest, den, hole, burrow, resting place a fox's lair
2. hide-out (Informal) retreat, refuge, den, sanctuary The village was once a pirate's lair.

lair

noun
1. A place used as an animal's dwelling:
2. A hiding place:
Translations
مأوى، عَرين
brlohdoupě
hule
pesäpiilopiilopaikka
búvóhelyodú
bæli, greni
irštva
alamidzenis
brlog

lair

[lɛəʳ] Nguarida f, cubil m

lair

[ˈlɛər] ntanière f

lair

nLager nt; (= cave)Höhle f; (= den)Bau m

lair

[lɛəʳ] n (of animal) → tana, covo; (of thieves) → covo

lair

(leə) noun
the den of a wild beast. The bear had its lair among the rocks at the top of the valley.
References in periodicals archive ?
Council chiefs said staff had tried to repair the lair after it partly collapsed due to digging nearby.
They, along with some Thai guerrillas that Lair trained, would engage in low level harassing fights with the communists.
He said the firefight started when joint police and Army elements raided Bansil's lair on Thursday, based on warrants issued by Judge Melenio Guerrero of the Regional Trial Court Tacurong City.
After the trial drilling in volcano lair near Kostel, they discovered a thermal water of 90 Celsius degrees at 300 meters, and natural gas and oil at 800 meters.
Police found detonators in the 215 sq ft lair dug into a mountain ridge.
Last week, we told of Anne Clamp's trauma when her 100-year-old mum Mary Thain was buried the wrong way round in the Burntisland family lair in March.
Italian cardboard packaging company Pringraf was the second competitor to enter the Lair, pitching its pioneering product, Packly.
Lair is a retired army veteran with a 25-year career in the airborne infantry and combat experience in Bosnia, Yugoslavia, and a stint in Cyprus.
htm) archaeologists had uncovered a unicorn lair near the capital of Pyongyang.
A rectangular rock carved with words 'Unicorn Lair' stands in front of the lair," the Guardian quoted a report as saying.
Luckily for petrolheads, sponsors, Sky TV and anyone else with a vested interest in the conclusion to the season, Poole managed to turn it around on Monday night and now trail by just seven points going into the second leg at their Wimborne Road lair.
The reputedly haunted Kielder Castle is being transformed into a magical wood, spider's lair, graveyard and even Frankenstein's laboratory.