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ey·rie

or ey·ry  (âr′ē, îr′ē)
n.
Variants of aerie.

eyrie

(ˈɪərɪ; ˈɛərɪ; ˈaɪərɪ) or

aerie

n
1. (Zoology) the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
2. (Zoology) the brood of a bird of prey, esp an eagle
3. any high isolated position or place
[C16: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest]

aer•ie

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]

ey·rie

(âr′ē)
The nest of an eagle or other predatory bird, built on a cliff or other high place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eyrie - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)eyrie - 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.eyrie - any habitation at a high altitudeeyrie - any habitation at a high altitude  
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
Translations

eyrie

[ˈaɪərɪ] Naguilera f

eyrie

nHorst m
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.