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a·vi·ar·y

 (ā′vē-ĕr′ē)
n. pl. a·vi·ar·ies
A large enclosure for holding birds in confinement.

[Latin aviārium, from avis, bird; see awi- in Indo-European roots.]

a′vi·a·rist (-ə-rĭst, -ĕr′ĭst) n.

aviary

(ˈeɪvjərɪ)
n, pl aviaries
a large enclosure in which birds are kept
[C16: from Latin aviārium, from aviārius concerning birds, from avis bird]

a•vi•ar•y

(ˈeɪ viˌɛr i)

n., pl. -ar•ies.
a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.
[1570–80; < Latin aviārium=avi(s) bird + -ārium -ary]
a′vi•a•rist (-ərɪst) n.

a·vi·ar·y

(ā′vē-ĕr′ē)
A large cage or enclosure for birds, as in a zoo.

Aviary

 an enclosure for live birds, hence, the birds themselves, collectively.
Examples: aviary of birds; aviary of errors, 1647.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aviary - a building where birds are keptaviary - a building where birds are kept  
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"

aviary

noun bird enclosure There is also an aviary with parrots, macaws and peacocks.
Translations
قَفَص كَبير لِلطُّيور
voliéra
voliere
fuglasafn, fuglabúr
paukštynas
putnu māja
voliéra
kuş evikuşane

aviary

[ˈeɪvɪərɪ] Npajarera f

aviary

[ˈeɪviəri] nvolière f

aviary

nVogelhaus nt, → Voliere f

aviary

[ˈeɪvɪərɪ] nvoliera, uccelliera

aviary

(ˈeiviəri) plural ˈaviaries noun
a place in which birds are kept.
References in classic literature ?
HEARING that the Birds in an aviary were ill, a Cat went to them and said that he was a physician, and would cure them if they would let him in.
For aviaries, I like them not, except they be of that largeness as they may be turfed, and have living plants and bushes set in them; that the birds may have more scope, and natural nesting, and that no foulness appear in the floor of the aviary.
It is also a most favourable circumstance for the production of distinct breeds, that male and female pigeons can be easily mated for life; and thus different breeds can be kept together in the same aviary.
It was to be 'a very rainbow for colours', as she was quite sure baby noticed colours; and the staircase was to be adorned with the most exquisite flowers, as she was absolutely certain baby noticed flowers; and there was to be an aviary somewhere, of the loveliest little birds, as there was not the smallest doubt in the world that baby noticed birds.
Their gauzy skirts had brushed up from the grass innumerable flies and butterflies which, unable to escape, remained caged in the transparent tissue as in an aviary.
Well, I won't, except for once to say that you must not make a mistake: in that aviary he was the man.
The songs of the birds were heard in an aviary hard by, and the branches of laburnums and rose acacias formed an exquisite framework to the blue velvet curtains.
Sweet odors from field and flower-garden, stealing in at the open windows, filled the house with their fragrance; and the birds in Norah's aviary upstairs sang the song of their happiness exultingly in the sun.
Or again, it would be an aviary, fitted with all kinds of singing birds, or a treasury heaped up with precious stones; but whatever I might see, all was perfect of its own sort.
So much for the exterior; which, with its wire-like reed-twisted sides, not a little reminded me of an immense aviary.
Blinking over a little desk like a pulpit-desk, in the curve of the horse-shoe, was an old gentleman, whom, if I had seen him in an aviary, I should certainly have taken for an owl, but who, I learned, was the presiding judge.
Smallweed is at once permitted so far to assert his supremacy as to be carried on a visit of sentiment into the next house and upstairs into Miss Flite's deserted room, where he looks like a hideous bird of prey newly added to her aviary.