Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An aerie.
  • adjective Poetic Aërial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Alternative form of eyrie or aerie.
  • adjective poetic Aërial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The whole EP was built around a basic idea, a kind of "aery" sound element that served as the spine for four completely different clones.

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  • On an afternoon of adventurism, from the soldier's aery the three were easy prey.

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  • On an afternoon of adventurism, from the soldier's aery the three were easy prey.

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  • Thus in ‘aethereal,’ ‘paean,’ and one or two more words the “ae” will be found, and ‘airy’ still appears as ‘aery’.

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  • All around them the meteors briefly dived and vanished, as tiny points of stardust in the long travel of their cloud struck the aery halo of the earth, burned bright and were gone.

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  • All around them the meteors briefly dived and vanished, as tiny points of stardust in the long travel of their cloud struck the aery halo of the earth, burned bright and were gone.

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  • She turned toward the skull, which still glowed and pulsed on the floor, and was reaching a booted toe tentatively toward it, when the man who called himself Techotl sprang forward with aery.

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  • The sunset begins to burn red behind Magdalen Tower, all the towers and aery pinnacles rise blue yet distinct against it.

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  • Not Age but Youth of centuries smiles from gray walls and aery pinnacles upon the joyous children of To-day.

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  • Kenkenes from his aery watched her, noting with a softening countenance the almost maternal love that beautified her face.

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