Definition of Eyrie

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

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



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

Definition of Eyrie

1. n. The nest of a bird of prey or other large bird that builds in a lofty place; aerie.

Definition of Eyrie

1. Noun. A bird of prey's nest. ¹

2. Noun. Any high and remote but commanding place. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eyrie

1. aerie [n -S] - See also: aerie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eyrie

eygre
eygres
eying
eylettersite
eyliad
eyliads
eyndill
eyne
eyot
eyots
eyr
eyra
eyras
eyren
eyres
eyrie (current term)
eyries
eyrir
eyry
eyselite
eyup
ezcurrite
ezed
ezetimibe
ezh
ezhes
ezine
ezines
ezo-yama-hagi
ezrin

Literary usage of Eyrie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art and Practice of Hawking by Edward Blair Michell (1900)
"Thus it is rarely that even an experienced falconer can lay hands on a wild hawk after it has once left the eyrie. The next best thing to be done is to ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"Statue, 'twould be sufficient to begin at — Such was John eyrie, Esq. CALDERÓN AND « THE REGULAR DRAMA." (2°" S. xi. 368 ; xii. 15. ..."

3. A Treatise of Modern Faulconry: To which is Prefixed, from Authors Not by James Campbell (1773)
"Of the Faulcon-gentle from the eyrie. i HAVING ... that hawks bred from the eyrie are preferable to any whatever which are taken wild. ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"The eyrie generally consists of a mass of dry branches which cross and mutually support one another, constituting a whole which is fairly resistant. ..."

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