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aerie

noun ae·rie \ˈer-ē, ˈir-, ˈā-(ə-)rē\

Simple Definition of aerie

  • : the nest of a bird (such as an eagle or hawk) built high up on a cliff or on the top of a mountain

  • : a room or building built high up so that people inside can see things happening below them

Full Definition of aerie

  1. 1 :  the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop

  2. 2 obsolete :  a brood of birds of prey

  3. 3 :  an elevated often secluded dwelling, structure, or position

Variants of aerie

also aery play \ˈer-ē, ˈir-, ˈā-(ə-)rē\

Origin of aerie

Medieval Latin aerea, from Old French aire, probably from Vulgar Latin *agrum origin, nest, lair, from Latin ager field — more at acre


First Known Use: 1554

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