Synonyms for aerie

Grammar : Noun
Spell : air-ee, eer-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈɛər i, ˈɪər i

Définition of aerie

Origin :
  • "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."
  • noun nest
Example sentences :
  • The great panorama of the Gulf lay unfolded beneath their aerie.
  • Extract from : « Terry » by Charles Goff Thomson
  • Dr. Jones and Will now returned from their aerie, the observatory.
  • Extract from : « Doctor Jones' Picnic » by S. E. Chapman
  • Slowly he climbed the steep and crooked trail to their aerie at the peak.
  • Extract from : « Foes in Ambush » by Charles King
  • A single pair for many years had their aerie in the top of a huge dead sycamore tree, near the head of Burnt Ship Bay.
  • Extract from : « The Falls of Niagara and Other Famous Cataracts » by George W. Holley
  • He was in a very eagle's aerie; the upper rim of Khinian's gorge seemed not more than a quarter of a mile above him.
  • Extract from : « King--of the Khyber Rifles » by Talbot Mundy
  • Rather a bright sun, Too glorious for him to gaze upon, That took not first flight from the eagle's aerie.
  • Extract from : « The Plays of Philip Massinger » by Philip Massinger
  • If he caught one pointing for his aerie, he would block the way and bid her sternly begone.
  • Extract from : « The Battle with the Slum » by Jacob A. Riis.
  • In the Fero Isles an Eagle flew away with a child (which its mother had left for a few moments), and bore it off to its aerie.
  • Extract from : « Reptiles and Birds » by Louis Figuier
  • Its aerie is about two yards wide, and is generally situated in the forests bordering on the sea or great lakes.
  • Extract from : « Reptiles and Birds » by Louis Figuier
  • Its aerie, which is of considerable dimensions, it builds amongst the most inaccessible rocks.
  • Extract from : « Reptiles and Birds » by Louis Figuier

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