noun, plural eyr·ies.
noun, plural aer·ies.
Origin of aerie
Examples from the Web for eyries
Their tops, now inaccessible, are to be the future eyries of self-crowned railroad nobs and rude bonanza barons.The Little Lady of Lagunitas|Richard Henry Savage
Some of their eyries appeared absolutely inaccessible to any creature unendowed with wings.Unexplored Spain|Abel Chapman
The birds went back to their eyries, and the troubled water was still.King Alfred's Viking|Charles W. Whistler
No, owls and impure birds do not make their nests in the eyries of eagles.The Adventurers|Gustave Aimard
They yelped indignantly at him, and flew off to perch on their eyries and brood over the problem.Hoof and Claw|Charles G. D. Roberts
Word Origin for eyrie
"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."