A lion in his lair.
The definition of a lair is a secret, secluded or private place, especially one used by an animal.
A wolf's den is an example of a lair.
- a bed or resting place of a wild animal; den
- any place of refuge or for hiding
Origin of lairMiddle English lier from Old English leger, literally , lying place, hence bed, couch (in Du, a camp) from Germanic base (*leg-) of licgan, to lie
to go to, rest in, or have a lair
- The den or dwelling of a wild animal.
- A den or hideaway.
- Obsolete A resting place; a couch.
Origin of lairMiddle English from Old English leger ; see legh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present lairs, present participle lairing, simple past and past participle laired)
- (Scotland) To mire.
- (intransitive, Scotland) To become mired.