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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 classic literature ?
Here and there a picket had, indeed, raised a song, or mingled in a dance, which had drawn the dusky savages around them, from their lairs in the forest.
And that lame butcher would have killed him and would have run off to the Waingunga while the villagers here hunted through all our lairs in revenge
There I hid myself under the shadow of the wall, and crouched down cautiously; and hardly was I concealed, when I saw my wife approaching in company with a ghoul--one of those demons which, as your Highness is aware, wander about the country making their lairs in deserted buildings and springing out upon unwary travellers whose flesh they eat.
Beyond the Junior Constitutional I came across the house described and was satisfied that this was the next of the lairs arranged by Dracula.
The Beast People by that time had, with one or two exceptions, left the ravine and made themselves lairs according to their taste among the thickets of the island.
Your men are shut up in Circe's pigstyes, like so many wild boars in their lairs.
As he went his way over the waves the sea-monsters left their lairs, for they knew their lord, and came gambolling round him from every quarter of the deep, while the sea in her gladness opened a path before his chariot.
The sounds of the hammers, that were in incessant motion in the village, were faintly heard across the water; but the dogs had crouched into their lairs, satisfied that none but the privileged had approached the forbidden ground.
We had never before seen them save at night, and indeed they are nocturnal animals save when disturbed in their lairs, as these had been.
The plant men, with their blood-sucking hands, and the monstrous white apes that make Dor hideous by day, were hidden in their lairs for the night.
They trusted to the sign to inveigle foreigners into their lairs, and trusted to their own blandishments to keep them there till they bought something.
There are zigzag lines on it, just like your temperature on a card, and these are probably roads in the island, for the Neverland is always more or less an island, with astonishing splashes of colour here and there, and coral reefs and rakish-looking craft in the offing, and savages and lonely lairs, and gnomes who are mostly tailors, and caves through which a river runs, and princes with six elder brothers, and a hut fast going to decay, and one very small old lady with a hooked nose.