or eyr·y

[air-ee, eer-ee]

noun, plural eyr·ies.

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  • From her eyrie on the rock she was directing these strange sea doings.

    A Spirit in Prison

    Robert Hichens

  • He described the meeting by the Eyrie and repeated the dialogue as he remembered it.

    Fair Harbor

    Joseph Crosby Lincoln

  • The Leipzig, itself, like the Schwaben, is a hawk's nest or eyrie.

    The Old Front Line

    John Masefield

  • When Paul returned to the Eyrie, it had been decided that Miss.

  • "Good night," John Latimer says, as they stand at the gate of the eyrie.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor

    Amanda Minnie Douglas

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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