Definition of lair
- tracked the bear back to its lair
- a villain's lair
tracking the bear back to its lair
She runs the project from her private lair in the suburbs.
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First Known Use: circa 1560See Words from the same year
: 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
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