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lair

noun \ ˈler \
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of lair

1 dialectal British : a resting or sleeping place : bed
2 a : the resting or living place of a wild animal : den
  • tracked the bear back to its lair
b : a refuge or place for hiding
  • a villain's lair

Examples of lair in a Sentence

  1. tracking the bear back to its lair

  2. She runs the project from her private lair in the suburbs.

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Origin and Etymology of lair

Middle English, from Old English leger; akin to Old High German legar bed, Old English licgan to lie — more at lie


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lair

verb

Definition of lair

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

Origin and Etymology of lair

Scots lair mire


LAIR Defined for English Language Learners

lair

noun

Definition of lair for English Language Learners

  • : 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


LAIR Defined for Kids

lair

noun \ ˈler \

Definition of lair for Students

: the den or resting place of a wild animal


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