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the nest of a bird of prey, a house or fortress located high on a hill or mountain
Not to be confused with:
airy – breezy; jaunty; sprightly; lively: airy songs; unsubstantial; unreal; imaginary; fanciful; lofty


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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