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Meaning of AERIE

Pronunciation:  'ehree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any habitation at a high altitude
  2. [n]  the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
 

AERIE is a 5 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aery, aery, eyrie, eyrie, eyry, eyry
 
 See Also: bird's nest, habitation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A protected location on a cliff used by predatory birds as a site for rearing their young.
 

 

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