Definitions

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

  • n. The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place.
  • n. A house or stronghold perched on a height.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative form of eyrie.
  • n. A Local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The nest of a bird of prey, as of an eagle or hawk; also a brood of such birds; eyrie. Shak. Also fig.: A human residence or resting place perched like an eagle's nest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See aery.
  • See aery.

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

  • n. the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
  • n. any habitation at a high altitude

Etymologies

Medieval Latin aeria, from Old French aire, from Latin ārea, open space, threshing-floor.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • American Eagle Outfitters Inc., another teen brand, has had success with its fast-growing "aerie" line of underwear and pajamas.

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  • American Eagle says its "aerie" brand is comprised of "intimates and dormwear."

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  • The launch party was held at his New York office, an urban aerie that sits atop the Apple store on West 14th Street.

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  • I was stuck in the sterile aerie of a creature who could fly—why would I assume that mysterious dark wings were a figment of my imagination?

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  • The aerie overlooked a savannah of cubicles with shelves lined with gizmos, yurtlike conference rooms, and countless microkitchens equipped with goodie-stuffed fridges and high-end espresso machines.

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  • "Aerie," American Eagle's undergarments line aimed at teenage girls According to a press release: "aerie by American Eagle is a new line of intimates and dormwear designed for girls 15 to 25 years of age", features on its homepage "Drew--Our New Pushup Bra That Adds 2 Cup Sizes," with the heading "Double Whoa."

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  • While Colgin's luxurious aerie is worlds apart from Kosta Browne's warehouse, both are pursuing the same goal: perfection.

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  • Wednesday, from the stuffy chambers of the U.S. bankruptcy court to the stark aerie of a Manhattan law firm, the auction for video-store chain Blockbuster Inc. at times became like a "cage match," said one person who was there.

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  • But the mission hardly gets started: In the mountains of southern Spain, Awa and her mistress are captured by a necromancer and kept for years in an inaccessible aerie by him and his "bonemen" resurrected corpses.

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  • From your position in this lofty aerie, how do you regard the two countries 'approaches to their languages?

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