- 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.
Young aeries, or baby eagles in their nest with mother eagle.
aerie definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English eire, aire ; from Old French aire ; from Midieval Latin aeria, area, probably ultimately ; from Classical Latin ager, field (see acre), but spelling, spelled and amp; meaning influenced, influence by Classical Latin aer, air and amp; Middle English ei, egg
aerie definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.