Definition of aviary
: a place for keeping birds confined
Examples of aviary in a Sentence
The zoo has a new outdoor aviary.
Origin and Etymology of aviary
Latin aviarium, from avis bird; akin to Greek aetos eagle
First Known Use: 1577
AVIARY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of aviary for English Language Learners
: a place (such as a large cage or a building) where many birds are kept
AVIARY Defined for Kids
Definition of aviary for Students
: a place (as a large cage or a building) where birds are kept
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