a den or resting place of a wild animal: The cougar retired to its lair.
a secluded or hidden place, especially a secret retreat or base of operations; a hideout or hideaway: a pirate's lair.
British. a place in which to lie or rest; a bed.
to place in a lair.
to serve as a lair for.
to go to, lie in, or have a lair.
Other definitions for lair (2 of 4)
Scot. to sink or stick in mud or mire.
Other definitions for lair (3 of 4)
How to use lair in a sentence
She laughs, and answers that it’s helped her lure audiences into her vocal lair.We’re More of Ourselves When We’re in Tune with Others - Issue 104: Harmony | Kevin Berger | July 21, 2021 | Nautilus
Balker, who used to sleep in a doorway behind the British Museum, is rounded up by an unknown official and given a clean bed in the heart of the iGhetti’s lair.Politics and the pandemic have changed how we imagine cities | Joanne McNeil | April 28, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
As I descended into the basement of Padilla-Brown’s Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, home, a pink glow gave the impression that I was entering a mad scientist’s lair.
Ancient underground lairs left behind by these animals appear in rocks from coastal Taiwan.Giant worms may have hidden beneath the ancient seafloor to ambush prey | Helen Thompson | February 16, 2021 | Science News For Students
Ancient underground lairs left behind by these animals appear in rocks from coastal Taiwan, researchers report January 21 in Scientific Reports.Giant worms may have burrowed into the ancient seafloor to ambush prey | Helen Thompson | January 22, 2021 | Science News
“The lair of the laser loves all of you,” he tells a visiting Atlas Obscura tour group.New York’s Hologram King Is Also the City’s Last Pro Holographer | Nina Strochlic | May 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In January the actor kidnapped Kimmel, tying him up in his lair.
He blamed agent Rossi for ruining his life, and over five years, brought women to an underground lair where he killed them.'Criminal Minds'' 7 Most Crazed Killers: From Human Marionettes to "The Reaper" | Kelsey Meany | September 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was only needed if Hitler was actually at the Wolf's lair, though she never actually saw him.
He was not a recluse, however, as the documents and electronic chips recovered by the SEALs from his lair revealed.Peter Bergen’s Manhunt: The Decade-Long Hunt for Osama bin Laden | Bruce Riedel | April 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
No trail was so obtuse, no thicket so dense that members of that regiment would not track them to their lair.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
The belated moon stole up from its lair, hovered above the sky-line, a gaudy orange sphere in the haze of smoke.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Every instinct and habit made her a stranger among these poor swamp-people living like vermin in their lair.Summer | Edith Wharton
The boat will leap over laughing waters and flit home, as the muskawk to its lair when the sun dies.Menotah | Ernest G. Henham
Now he was up and about, cheerful and sunny, but a serious object lesson to the lion hunters bound for the lair of the lion.In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
British Dictionary definitions for lair (1 of 3)
the resting place of a wild animal
informal a place of seclusion or hiding
an enclosure or shed for farm animals
Scot the ground for a grave in a cemetery
(intr) (esp of a wild animal) to retreat to or rest in a lair
(tr) to drive or place (an animal) in a lair
British Dictionary definitions for lair (2 of 3)
a Scot word for mire
British Dictionary definitions for lair (3 of 3)
a flashy man who shows off
(intr; foll by up or around) to behave or dress like a lair
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