or eyr·y

[air-ee, eer-ee]

noun, plural eyr·ies.

Nearby words

  1. eyot,
  2. eyra,
  3. eyre,
  4. eyre peninsula,
  5. eyre, lake,
  6. eyrir,
  7. eysenck,
  8. eysenck, hans jurgen,
  9. eysk,
  10. ez

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British Dictionary definitions for eyrie




the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
the brood of a bird of prey, esp an eagle
any high isolated position or place

Word Origin for eyrie

C16: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest

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Word Origin and History for eyrie


see aerie.

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