Young aeries, or baby eagles in their nest with mother eagle.
The definition of an aerie is a nest built in a high place such as by a bird of prey.
A nest built high on a cliff by a vulture is an example of an aerie.
- the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey that builds in a high place
- a house or stronghold on a high place
- Obs. the young of an eagle, hawk, etc., in the nest
Origin of aerieMiddle English eire, aire from Old French aire from Medieval Latin aeria, area, probably ultimately from Classical Latin ager, field (see acre), but spelling, spelled and meaning influenced, influence by Classical Latin aer, air and Middle English ei, egg
or aer·y also ey·rie or ey·ry
nounpl. aer·ies, also ey·ries
- The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
- A house or stronghold perched on a height.
Origin of aerieMedieval Latin aeria from Old French aire aerie, origin, family ( probably influenced by Latin ārea open space, threshing floor ) ( and āerius aerial ) from Latin ager field ; see agro- in Indo-European roots.
- Alternative form of eyrie.
- A Local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.