from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The den or dwelling of a wild animal.
- n. A den or hideaway.
- n. Obsolete A resting place; a couch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A place inhabited by a wild animal, often a cave or a hole in the ground.
- n. A place inhabited by a criminal or criminals, a superhero or a supervillain.
- v. To mire.
- v. To become mired.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast.
- n. A burying place.
- n. A pasture; sometimes, food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A place in which to lie or rest; a bed; a couch: now used only of, or with figurative reference to, the den or resting-place of a wild beast.
- n. A litter, as of rabbits; a stock.
- n. An open pasture; a field.
- n. Aportion of a burying-ground affording space sufficient for one or more graves; a burial-plot.
- n. A Scotch form of lore.
- n. Clay; earth.
- n. Mire; a bog; a quagmire.
- n. Soil; land; ground: in this sense probably confused with lair, 3.
- To sink when wading in snow, mud, or quagmire.
- To put or have put in a lair or den.
- To shelter; hold as in a lair.
- To lie (on); rest inactively.
- To enter a lair; lie down (in); lurk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the habitation of wild animals
Middle English, from Old English leger; see legh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English leġer ("couch, bed"), from Proto-Germanic *legran, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵh-. (Wiktionary)