a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept.
Mr. Morris mentions as a unique fact that a kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) bred in an aviary.
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2) Charles Darwin
I have seen them alive at Singapore in an aviary, and they are indeed gorgeous.
The Last Voyage Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
The four ceiling hooks should screw into the joists, the aviary being suspended with chains.
Rustic Carpentry Paul N. Hasluck
But the use to which I was ambitious to put my—or our—conservatory was that of an aviary.
The House Eugene Field
I have had to lay a gravel-path from the aviary to the back premises in order to sustain the weight of the traffic.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, December 29, 1920 Various
This remark brings us back to the aviary, and its general size.
Harper’s Young People, May 25, 1880 Various
But the aviary was well closed, and the innocent little refugees within were asleep with heads under wings.
The Sea Jules Michelet
In England this species has been made to breed in an aviary.
The Natural History of Cage Birds J. M. Bechstein
The nutmeg bird or spotted munia (Uroloncha punctulata) is second only to the amadavat as an aviary favourite.
Birds of the Plains Douglas Dewar
The aviary at Yorke-house was built by his lordship; it did cost 300li.
Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2) John Aubrey
noun (pl) aviaries
a large enclosure in which birds are kept
1570s, from Latin aviarium “place in which birds are kept,” neuter of aviarius “of birds,” from avis “bird,” from PIE *awi- “bird” (cf. Sanskrit vih, Avestan vish “bird,” Greek aietos “eagle”).
a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept. noun a person who keeps an aviary noun (pl) aviaries a large enclosure in which birds are kept n. 1570s, from Latin aviarium “place in which birds are kept,” neuter of aviarius “of birds,” from avis “bird,” from PIE *awi- “bird” (cf. […]
to fly or fly in an aircraft. Historical Examples But in the same sense there is an impulse to aviate, to run a typewriter or write stories for magazines. Human Nature and Conduct John Dewey “Now the next thing is for you to teach us all to aviate,” laughed the southerner. The Boy Scouts of […]
the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. military aircraft. noun the art or science of flying aircraft the design, production, and maintenance of aircraft (US) military aircraft collectively n. 1866, from French aviation, noun of action from stem of Latin avis “bird” (see aviary). Coined 1863 by French aviation pioneer […]
the design, development, production, operation, and use of aircraft, especially heavier-than-air aircraft. military aircraft. Contemporary Examples Many of them seem to take greater interest in aviation than in the nuts-and-bolts of corporate operations. ‘Abercrombie’ Lawsuit: Why CEOs Love Their Jets Daniel Gross October 18, 2012 Still little known outside the world of aviation, within it […]