noun, plural aer·ies.
Origin of aerie
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Historical Examples of aerie
The great panorama of the Gulf lay unfolded beneath their aerie.Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
Dr. Jones and Will now returned from their aerie, the observatory.Doctor Jones' Picnic
S. E. Chapman
Slowly he climbed the steep and crooked trail to their aerie at the peak.Foes in Ambush
A single pair for many years had their aerie in the top of a huge dead sycamore tree, near the head of Burnt Ship Bay.The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts
George W. Holley
He was in a very eagle's aerie; the upper rim of Khinian's gorge seemed not more than a quarter of a mile above him.King--of the Khyber Rifles
"eagle's nest," 1580s (attested in Anglo-Latin from early 13c.), from Old French aire "nest," Medieval Latin area "nest of a bird of prey" (12c.), perhaps from Latin area "level ground, garden bed" [Littré], though some doubt this [Klein]. Another theory connects it to atrium. Formerly misspelled eyrie (1660s) on the mistaken assumption that it derived from Middle English ey "egg."