aerie

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɪəri/, /ˈɛəri/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛri, ˈɪri/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ârē, ērē)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
aer•ie or aer•y  or  ey•rie /ˈɛri, ˈɪri/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ies or -ries. 
  1. Birdsthe nest of a bird of prey (such as an eagle or a hawk) located high on a hill or mountain.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
aer•ie  (ârē, ērē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Birdsthe nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.
  2. Birdsa lofty nest of any large bird.
  3. a house, fortress, or the like, located high on a hill or mountain.
  4. Birds[Obs.]the brood in a nest, esp. of a bird of prey.
Also,  aery, eyrie, eyry. 
  • Old French aire
  • Latin ager field, presumably "nest'' in Vulgar Latin; see acre) + ie -y3; compare Medieval Latin aerea, aeria aerie, brood
  • Anglo-French, Old French airie, equivalent. to aire (
  • 1575–85

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
aerie /ˈɛərɪ; ˈɪərɪ/ n
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of eyrie
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ey•rie  (ârē, ērē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. aerie.
Also,  eyry. 
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
eyrie /ˈɪərɪ; ˈɛərɪ; ˈaɪərɪ/, aerie n
  1. the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
  2. any high isolated position or place
Etymology: 16th Century: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest
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