lair


lair

noun

Definition of LAIR

1
a place where a person goes to hide or to avoid others <the detectives tracked the thieves to their lair and made immediate arrests>
Synonyms concealment, covert, den, hermitage, hideaway, hidey-hole (or hidy-hole), lair, nest
2
the shelter or resting place of a wild animal <we found an abandoned fox's lair in the woods behind the barn>
Synonyms burrow, hole, house, lair, lodge
Related Words nest; territory
3
British dialect  a place set aside for sleeping <a homeless man whose usual lair was a bench in Hyde Park>
Synonyms bunk, doss [chiefly British], hay [slang], kip, lair [British dialect], pad, rack, sack

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