The definition of an aerie is a nest built in a high place such as by a bird of prey.noun
A nest built high on a cliff by a vulture is an example of an aerie.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey that builds in a high place
- a house or stronghold on a high place
- Obsolete the young of an eagle, hawk, etc., in the nest
Origin: ME eire, aire < OFr aire < ML aeria, area, prob. ult. < L ager, field (see acre), but sp. & meaning infl. by L aer, air & ME ei, egg
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or aer·y also ey·rie or ey·rynoun pl. aer·ies also eyr·ies
- 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: Medieval Latin aeria, from Old French aire, from Latin ārea, open space, threshing-floor.