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aerie


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aerie  \Ae"rie\  (?;  277),  n.  [OE.  aire,  eire,  air,  nest,  also 
  origin,  descent,  OF  aire,  LL  area,  aera,  nest  of  a  bird  of 
  prey,  perh.  fr  L.  area  an  open  space  (for  birds  of  prey  like 
  to  build  their  nests  on  flat  and  open  spaces  on  the  top  of 
  high  rocks).  Cf  {Area}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aerie 
  n  1:  the  lofty  nest  of  a  bird  of  prey  (such  as  a  hawk  or  eagle) 
  [syn:  {aery},  {eyrie},  {eyry}] 
  2:  any  habitation  at  a  high  altitude  [syn:  {aery},  {eyrie},  {eyry}] 




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