[ air-ee, eer-ee ]
/ ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i /
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noun, plural aer·ies.
the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk.
a lofty nest of any large bird.
a house, fortress, or the like, located high on a hill or mountain: They felt protected from invaders in the hilltop aerie.
an apartment or office on a high floor in a high-rise building: a penthouse aerie with a spectacular view.
Obsolete. the brood in a nest, especially of a bird of prey.
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Origin of aerie
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How to use aerie in a sentence
We have no right to call in a aeries of miracles to solve difficulties of which the writer was unconscious.The Bible: what it is|Charles Bradlaugh
They lay their eggs, which are generally of an oval shape, in rude nests called "aeries."Reptiles and Birds|Louis Figuier
The imperial eagles, gilded anew, were poised for flight back to their native aeries.The Missourian|Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
British Dictionary definitions for aerie
/ (ˈɛərɪ, ˈɪərɪ) /
a variant spelling (esp US) of eyrie
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