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or aer·y also ey·rie or ey·ry (âr′ē, îr′ē)
n. pl. aer·ies also ey·ries
1. The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
2. A house or stronghold perched on a height.

[Medieval Latin aeria, from Old French aire, aerie, origin, family (probably influenced by Latin ārea, open space, threshing floor, and āerius, aerial), from Latin ager, field; see agro- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈɛərɪ; ˈɪərɪ)
a variant spelling (esp US) of eyrie


or aer•y

(ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i)

n., pl. aer•ies or ey•ries.
1. the lofty nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle.
2. a lofty nest of any large bird.
3. a dwelling located high on a hill or mountain.
4. Obs. the brood in a nest, esp. of a bird of prey.
[1575–85; < Anglo-French, Old French airie=aire (< Latin ager field, presumably “nest” in Vulgar Latin; see acre) + ie -y3]

Aerie, Eyrie

 a brood of birds of prey. See also brood, nest.
Examples: aerie of children, 1602; of eagles; of hawks, 1598; of pheasants, 1604; of ravens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aerie - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)aerie - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
bird nest, birdnest, bird's nest - nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
2.aerie - any habitation at a high altitudeaerie - any habitation at a high altitude  
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant


[ˈɪəri ˈɛəri] n (US)aire f
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For Spirits when they please Can either Sex assume, or both; so soft And uncompounded is their Essence pure, Not ti'd or manacl'd with joynt or limb, Nor founded on the brittle strength of bones, Like cumbrous flesh; but in what shape they choose Dilated or condens't, bright or obscure, Can execute their aerie purposes, And works of love or enmity fulfill.
So thick the aerie crowd Swarm'd and were straitn'd; till the Signal giv'n, Behold a wonder
As it was now pitch dark within their tiny aerie they lay down upon their blankets to try to gain, through sleep, a brief respite of forgetfulness.
Shortly after they passed the summit of the ridge which formed the boundary between the desert and the fertile country, Ska, the vulture, winging his way at a high altitude toward his aerie, caught sight of a strange new bird of gigantic proportions encroaching upon the preserves of his aerial domain.
Many a fair edifice besides, more like Houses of gods--so well I have disposed My aerie microscope--thou may'st behold, Outside and inside both, pillars and roofs Carved work, the hand of famed artificers In cedar, marble, ivory, or gold.
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