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eyries (bird's nest)

eyries is a plural form of eyrie

eyries is a plural form of eyry

eyrie (bird's nest)

Definition:

the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)

Class:

object noun (natural, not man-made, objects)

Usage:

Britain

Plural:

eyries

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

aerie [North America] | aery [North America] | eyry [Britain]

Etymology:

"eagle's nest", 1580s (attested in Anglo-Latin from early 13th century), from...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of eyries...

Definition references

New World Dictionary:

aerie | eyrie | eyries [plural] | eyry [plural]

the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey that builds in a high place | a house or stronghold on a high place | [obsolete] the young of an eagle, ... (30 of 72 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aerie

Collins Dictionary:

eyrie | aerie | aiery

the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place | the brood of a bird of prey, especially an eagle | any high isolated ... (29 of 490 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eyrie

Wikipedia:

Eyrie [disambiguation]

may refer to: The nest of a hawk, eagle, falcon or other bird of prey (variant of aerie) | The Eyrie Vineyards, an American winery in Oregon | Eyrie Bay, a bay in Antarctica | The Eyrie, a stronghold in the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series |... (47 of 127 words, 11 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Eyrie

Merriam-Webster:

aerie | aery | eyrie [British]

the nest of a bird on a cliff or a mountaintop | [obsolete] a brood of birds of prey | an elevated often secluded dwelling, structure, or position (26 of 83 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/aerie

Oxford Dictionary:

eyrie | aerie [North American]

a large nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built high in a tree or on a cliff (20 of 78 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eyrie

Wiktionary:

eyrie | eyries [plural] | eyry [sense-specific] | aerie [sense-specific] | aery [sense-specific]

A bird of prey's nest. | Any high and remote but commanding place. (12 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eyrie

Random House Dictionary:

aerie | aery [sense-specific] | eyrie [sense-specific] | eyry [sense-specific]

the nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk. | a lofty nest of any large bird. | a house, fortress, or the like, located high on a hill or ... (32 of 55 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/aerie

American Heritage Dictionary:

aerie | aeries [plural] | eyries [plural] | aery [sense-specific] | eyrie [sense-specific] | eyry [sense-specific]

The nest of a bird, such as an eagle, built on a cliff or other high place. | A house or stronghold perched on a height. (25 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aerie

Cambridge Dictionary:

eyrie [entry 1] | aerie

([United States] "aerie") the nest of an eagle or other large bird which eats meat, usually built in a high, far place (22 of 31 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/eyrie 1

eyrie [entry 2]

a room or apartment that is high up in a building (11 of 29 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/eyrie 2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

eyrie [countable] | eyries [plural] | aerie [abbreviation, American spelling]

a place that is very high and difficult to reach | a nest built high up in trees or mountains by a large bird, especially an eagle (26 of 29 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/eyrie

Encarta Dictionary:

aerie | aeries [plural] | eyrie: eyries [plural] | aery: aeries [plural] | eyry: eyries [plural] | eyries [plural] | eyrie | aery | eyry

the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, usually built in a high inaccessible place | a building, especially a stronghold, in a high inaccessible ... (26 of 82 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861668800​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

eyrie

Origin: "eagle's nest", 1580s (attested in Anglo-Latin from early 13th century), from Old French aire "nest", Medieval Latin area "nest of a ... (21 of 62 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=eyrie

Wiktionary:

eyrie | eyries [plural]

Origin: Old French aire or Medieval Latin aeria. Old French aire, in the sense of an eagle's nest, may have derived from Latin ager, or may less likely be related to the other senses, ultimately from Latin ārea.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/eyrie

Oxford Dictionary:

eyrie | aerie [North American]

First use: late 15th century

Origin: medieval Latin aeria, aerea, eyria, probably from Old French aire, from Latin area "level piece of ground", in late Latin "nest of a bird of prey"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/eyrie

Collins Dictionary:

eyrie | aerie

First use: 16th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin airea, from Latin ārea open field, hence nest

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eyrie

New World Dictionary:

aerie

Origin: Middle English eire, aire from Old French aire from Medieval Latin aeria, area, probably ultimately from Latin ... (17 of 35 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aerie

Merriam-Webster:

aerie | aery

First use: 1554

Origin: Medieval Latin aerea, from Old French aire, probably from Vulgar Latin *agrum origin, nest, lair, from Latin ager field

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/aerie

American Heritage Dictionary:

aerie | aeries [plural] | eyries [plural]

Origin: Medieval Latin aeria, from Old French aire, from Latin ārea, open space, threshing-floor.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aerie

Encarta Dictionary:

aerie | aeries [plural] | eyrie: eyries [plural] | aery: aeries [plural] | eyry: eyries [plural] | eyries [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: medieval Latin aeria from Old French airie from Latin area "level ground"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861668800​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

eyrie | aerie

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "eyrie"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "eyrie"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/eyrie

aerie | eyrie

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "aerie"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "aerie"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/aerie

Macmillan British Dictionary:

eyrie [countable] | eyries [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "eyrie"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/eyrie

aerie [abbreviation]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "aerie"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/aerie

Cambridge Dictionary:

eyrie [entry 2]

Audio: British English pronunuciation of "eyrie"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/eyrie 2

aerie [United States]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "aerie"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "aerie"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/aerie

the Free Dictionary:

eyrie

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "eyrie"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "eyrie"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "eyrie" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/eyrie

aerie

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "aerie"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "aerie"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/aerie

YourDictionary Audio:

eyrie

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "eyrie" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/eyrie

aerie

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "aerie" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/aerie

Macmillan American Dictionary:

aerie [countable] | aeries [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aerie"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/aerie

Google Dictionary:

aerie | aeries [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "aerie"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

aerie

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aerie"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=aerie​002 word=aerie

aerie

Audio: North American pronunciation of "aerie"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=aerie​001 word=aerie

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