• WordNet 3.6
    • adj aery characterized by lightness and insubstantiality; as impalpable or intangible as air "figures light and aeriform come unlooked for and melt away"- Thomas Carlyle","aerial fancies","an airy apparition","physical rather than ethereal forms"
    • n aery any habitation at a high altitude
    • n aery the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Aëry Aërial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary.
    • n Aery An aerie.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aery Airy; breezy; exposed to the air; elevated; lofty; ethereal; visionary.
    • n aery The nest of a bird of prey, as an eagle or a hawk; hence, a lofty nest of any large bird.
    • n aery The brood in the nest; the young of a bird of prey; figuratively, children.
    • n aery An elevated habitation or situation.
    • aery To build or have an aery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aery ā′ėr-i aerial, incorporeal, spiritual, visionary
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Air


In literature:

Liber aeri transitus negatur: hinc respiratio difficilis.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Crossing a small court on his way to his aerie, he saw the housekeeper making signs to him from the window of her room.
"Donal Grant" by George MacDonald
A great peace seemed to emanate from those aerie ruins, and a deep silence reigned there.
"The Story of a Child" by Pierre Loti
Mancipiis locuples eget aeris Cappadocum rex.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Associated words: aquiline, eyry, aerie.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The village of Dugurth suffers heavily from its unfortunate proximity to the aerie.
"The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, No. 574" by Various
The aery of the Yosemite eagle is the most sublimely defiant of things built by bird, or beast, or man.
"Roof and Meadow" by Dallas Lore Sharp
Dialogus Physicus, sive de Natura Aeris, London 1661 in 4to.
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber
I now showed myself, and scrambling down from my aerie, I was in a few minutes by his side, taking his hands and looking into his face.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sunset begins to burn red behind Magdalen Tower, all the towers and aery pinnacles rise blue yet distinct against it.
"The Invader" by Margaret L. Woods

In poetry:

Gulls in an aery morrice
Circle and swoop and close . . .
Fuller and ever fuller
The rose of the morning blows.
"Gull In An Aery Morrice" by William Ernest Henley
Gulls in an aery morrice
Gleam and vanish and gleam . . .
The full sea, sleepily basking,
Dreams under skies of dream.
"Gull In An Aery Morrice" by William Ernest Henley
And bravely if thou keep it fast,
What yet may be thy doom!
This very hour may be thy last,
That aerie prove thy tomb.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
She bids, to mark the Eagle's flight,
Young Donald watch below,
While she will mount the craggy height,
And to his aerie go.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
Gulls, in an aery morrice
Frolicking, float and fade . . .
O, the way of a bird in the sunshine,
The way of a man with a maid!
"Gull In An Aery Morrice" by William Ernest Henley
Fire clasped to elemental fire,
'Tis thus the solar atom whirls;
The butterfly in aery gyre,
On autumn mornings, swarms and swirls,
In dance of delicate desire,
No other than these boys and girls.
"The Lonely Dancer" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Millennium Tower Aerie Comes on the Market for $27 M.—Commanding Views for a Commanding Price.
The Southampton Village Board Renames A Road To Honor Jim Aery .
Jim Aery , a strong figure in Southampton, died of a heart attack in July at the young age of 58.
Archeologist Steven Baker was working at Sky Aerie Overlook, the site of some early Indian shelters on a hill in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, when he unearthed a stack of bones.
Aerie Restaurant is here on Fresh Living today and making some yummy food, including Sauteed Shrimp with Pesto.
The Southampton Village Board Renames A Road To Honor Jim Aery.
Armor which was in 2004, Red Right Return in 2009 and the latest release "Nox Aeris".
Guitarist Mike Tyranski of Janus Discusses New Album, 'Nox Aeris.
Janus frontman David Scotney and drummer Johnny Salazar answer burning questions from their fans about the upcoming new album 'Nox Aeris' and more in a video Q&A premiering here on Loudwire.
Guitarist Mike Tyranski of Janus Discusses New Album, ' Nox Aeris.
For more than a century, wherever the eagles have nested in their aeries, they have had a positive influence on their surroundings.
That's the Fraternal Order of Eagles, of course, and Aerie 3505 in Brunswick is a great example of that community support.
Photos by Margaret Aery, Jeff Dunn, and John Strand Posted 8.13.2012.
The Keith Hubbard Business Luncheon was held Wednesday at Defiance Eagles Aerie 372 as part of Defiance Area YMCA's annual Festival of Trees.
The services operate in a similar way to Blackboard and Aeries student-information systems, which many Colorado colleges use.