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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Ethereal.
  • n. Variant of aerie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of eyrie or aerie.
  • adj. Aërial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Aërial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.
  • n. An aerie.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Airy; breezy; exposed to the air; elevated; lofty; ethereal; visionary.
  • To build or have an aery.
  • n. The nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk; hence, a lofty nest of any large bird.
  • n. The brood in the nest; the young of a bird of prey; figuratively, children.
  • n. An elevated habitation or situation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air
  • n. any habitation at a high altitude
  • n. the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)

Etymologies

Latin āerius, of the air; see aerial.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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