Aerie meaning

âr'ē, îr'ē
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.

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The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
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A house or stronghold perched on a height.
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The nest of an eagle or other bird of prey that builds in a high place.
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A house or stronghold on a high place.
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The young of an eagle, hawk, etc., in the nest.
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Alternative form of eyrie.
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A Local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
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Origin of aerie

  • Medieval 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 agro- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition