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noun \ˈler\

: the place where a wild animal sleeps

: a place where someone hides or where someone goes to be alone and to feel safe or comfortable

Full Definition of LAIR

dial British :  a resting or sleeping place :  bed
a :  the resting or living place of a wild animal :  den
b :  a refuge or place for hiding

Examples of LAIR

  1. tracking the bear back to its lair
  2. She runs the project from her private lair in the suburbs.

Origin of LAIR

Middle English, from Old English leger; akin to Old High German legar bed, Old English licgan to lie — more at lie
First Known Use: before 12th century



Definition of LAIR

transitive verb
chiefly Scottish
:  to cause to sink in mire
intransitive verb
chiefly Scottish :  wallow

Origin of LAIR

Scots lair mire
First Known Use: circa 1560
LAIR Defined for Kids


noun \ˈler\

Definition of LAIR for Kids

:  the den or resting place of a wild animal


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