noun, plural aer·ies.
Origin of aerie
noun, plural eyr·ies.
Examples from the Web for eyry
Historical Examples of eyry
Like a sulky eagle, sick of the world, I climbed up to my eyry.A Day's Ride
Charles James Lever
What eyry is it that has cleared for itself this loop-hole in the solid mountain-forest?Glimpses of Three Coasts
Helen Hunt Jackson
Not that more sophisticated guests were unknown at this eyry of eyases.Bonnie Scotland
A.R. Hope Moncrieff
"The eagle's eyry is not now in the cleft of the rock," said one.
Here the eagle has its eyry, and from its point of vantage casts its keen eyes over the plains of India.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
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."