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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 ?
The big, serious, old brown bear was delighted to have so quick a pupil, for the young wolves will only learn as much of the Law of the Jungle as applies to their own pack and tribe, and run away as soon as they can repeat the Hunting Verse --"Feet that make no noise; eyes that can see in the dark; ears that can hear the winds in their lairs, and sharp white teeth, all these things are the marks of our brothers except Tabaqui the Jackal and the Hyaena whom we hate.
Immediately from all about, out of burrows and rough, rocky lairs, poured a perfect torrent of beasts similar to my captors.
First of all, there was no food there of the kind we ate; and next, those rocky hills were filled with the lairs of carnivorous beasts.
Nay, more, in all probability, he does not know that such a power exists to us as can sterilize his lairs, so that he cannot use them as of old.
Keep peace with the Lords of the Jungle--the Tiger, the Panther, the Bear; And trouble not Hathi the Silent, and mock not the Boar in his lair.
He ranged far and wide, and slept but little in the lair that had now become cheerless and miserable.
A HOUND started a Hare from his lair, but after a long run, gave up the chase.
Then the Political Pull looked back upon the good fat carcase of beef that he was dragging to his lair and said, with a discontented spirit:
And death lurks at every step among rotting dead, for here the fierce apts lair, adding to the putrid accumulation with the fragments of their own prey which they cannot devour.
Mingled with the sounds he knew, there were strange sounds--weird sounds which he never heard until after Kudu had sought his lair below the far edge of the big water-sounds which belonged to Goro, the moon--and to the mysterious period of Goro's supremacy.
She has seen that the tears are not dry on These cheeks, where the worm never dies, And has come past the stars of the Lion, To point us the path to the skies -- To the Lethean peace of the skies -- Come up, in despite of the Lion, To shine on us with her bright eyes -- Come up, through the lair of the Lion, With love in her luminous eyes.
In Mercian tongue it was 'The Lair of the White Worm.