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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

A'ERIE, n. The nest of a fowl, as of an eagle or hawk; a covey of birds.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle) [syn: aerie, aery, eyrie, eyry]
2: any habitation at a high altitude [syn: aerie, aery, eyrie, eyry]

Merriam Webster's

also aery noun Etymology: Medieval Latin aerea, from Old French aire, probably from Vulgar Latin *agrum origin, nest, lair, from Latin ager field more at acre Date: 1554 1. the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop 2. obsolete a brood of birds of prey 3. an elevated often secluded dwelling, structure, or position

Oxford Reference Dictionary

var. of EYRIE.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Aerie Ae"rie (?; 277), n. [OE. aire, eire, air, nest, also origin, descent, OF. aire, LL. area, aera, nest of a bird of prey, perh. fr. L. area an open space (for birds of prey like to build their nests on flat and open spaces on the top of high rocks). Cf. Area.] The nest of a bird of prey, as of an eagle or hawk; also a brood of such birds; eyrie. --Shak. Also fig.: A human residence or resting place perched like an eagle's nest.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see eyrie

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Nest (of a bird of prey). 2. Brood (of birds of prey). See Eyrie.



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