Definition of Aerie

1. Noun. The lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle).

Exact synonyms: Aery, Eyrie, Eyry
Generic synonyms: Bird Nest, Bird's Nest, Birdnest



2. Noun. Any habitation at a high altitude.
Exact synonyms: Aery, Eyrie, Eyry
Generic synonyms: Habitation

Definition of Aerie

1. n. The nest of a bird of prey, as of an eagle or hawk; also a brood of such birds; eyrie. Shak. Also fig.: A human residence or resting place perched like an eagle's nest.

Definition of Aerie

1. Noun. (alternative form of eyrie) ¹

2. Noun. A Local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Aerie

1. a bird's nest built high on a mountain or cliff [n -S] : AERIED [adj]

Medical Definition of Aerie

1. A protected location on a cliff used by predatory birds as a site for rearing their young. (09 Oct 1997)

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Literary usage of Aerie

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"In reference to birds: spec, hammock, aerie (often fig.). 2. In reference to insects, small animals, etc.: nidus (tech.); spec, bike (Scot. ..."

2. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1911)
"MINNEAPOLIS aerie NO. 34. [Ill Minn. 119, 126 NW 486.] FRATERNAL ORDER—What Constitutes Illegal Expulsion.— Where the president of a grand lodge suspends ..."

3. Wild Sports of the West: With Legendary Tales, and Local Sketches by William Hamilton Maxwell (1843)
"The Eagle's aerie.—Curious anecdote of these birds.—Grouse-shooting.—Demolition of a Pack.—Rock-Fishing.—Dangerous employment.—Fatal Accident.—John Dory. ..."

4. The Holy Land by William Hepworth Dixon (1865)
"... its softly tranquil aspect, is no other place than the mountain aerie of that infamous bandit, Abu Gosh. In front of the church (a shell, still perfect, ..."

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