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aer·y 1

 (âr′ē, ā′ə-rē)
adj. aer·i·er, aer·i·est

[Latin āerius, of the air; see aerial.]

aer·y 2

 (âr′ē, îr′ē)
Variant of aerie.
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(ˈɛərɪ; ˈeɪərɪ)
1. a variant spelling of airy
2. lofty, insubstantial, or visionary
[C16: via Latin from Greek aērios, from aēr air]


(ˈɛərɪ; ˈɪərɪ)
n, pl aeries
a variant spelling of eyrie
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or aër•y

(ˈɛər i, ˈeɪ ə ri)

adj. aer•i•er, aer•i•est.
ethereal; aerial.
[1580–90; < Latin āerius; see aerial]
aer′i•ly, adv.


(ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i)

n., pl. aer•ies.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aery - the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)aery - 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.aery - any habitation at a high altitudeaery - any habitation at a high altitude  
habitation - the native habitat or home of an animal or plant
Adj.1.aery - characterized by lightness and insubstantialityaery - characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air; "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle; "aerial fancies"; "an airy apparition"; "physical rather than ethereal forms"
insubstantial, unsubstantial, unreal - lacking material form or substance; unreal; "as insubstantial as a dream"; "an insubstantial mirage on the horizon"
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So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film:
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References in classic literature ?
"I shall be jealous when Tertius goes to Lowick," said Rosamond, dimpling, and speaking with aery lightness.
From an exterior coating standpoint, Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Aery Glo Urethane has now been formulated with its Metallic HLG Acrylic Urethane topcoat finish for a metallic finish suitable for quick drying stripes on small aircraft and helicopters, and as an overall finish for GA equipment.
In this moment, Shakespeare was not an aery artist but an intellectual authority whose writings were cited for support.
Virginia-based Aery Aviation, LLC has announced it has completed a contract to design, engineer, install and certify multi-sensor airborne ISR/SIGINT sensors aboard a Gulfstream GIV long range business jet, the company said
Model predictions and data average molecular weight averages for thermal initiation of ethylenebutyl aery late copolymerization at T = 150[degrees]C and P = 2,000 bar, (Data source: Byun et al.
Clerico, Bethany Aery. "Haiti's Revisionary Haunting of
A flippant, senseless, aery thing, whose eye / Glares wanton mirth'" (149).
(29) Keith Doucette, "It's Time to Bolster Canada's Chronically Under-Funded Mental Health Care System, Advocates Assert," Times-Transcript, 29 August 2016; Nishi Kumar, Nazeefah Laher, Anjum Sultana, and Anjana Aery, "The Right to Language Accessibility in Ontario's Health Care System," last modified 21 June 2017, in-ontarios-health-care-system/.
In almost every season there are some species which in this manner put forth their strength, and then, like Milton's spirits which thronged the spacious hall, "reduce to smallest forms their shapes immense"-- --So thick the aery crowd Swarm'd and were straiten'd; till, the signal given, Behold a wonder!
* nonce plural of an adjective, etc, as a word (noun) in itself; eg, "There are not two aerys in this sentence," aery being an adjective treated as a noun;