Lair



[lair] /lɛər/

noun
1.
a den or resting place of a wild animal:
The cougar retired to its lair.
2.
a secluded or hidden place, especially a secret retreat or base of operations; a hideout or hideaway:
a pirate’s lair.
3.
British. a place in which to lie or rest; a bed.
verb (used with object)
4.
to place in a lair.
5.
to serve as a lair for.
verb (used without object)
6.
to go to, lie in, or have a lair.
[lair] /lɛər/
noun
1.
British Dialect. mud; mire.
verb (used without object)
2.
Scot. to sink or stick in mud or mire.
[lair] /lɛər/
noun, Chiefly Scot.
1.
lore; learning.
[lair] /lɛər/
noun, Australian Informal.
1.
a man who dresses garishly and is crude or vulgar; showoff.
/lɛə/
noun
1.
the resting place of a wild animal
2.
(informal) a place of seclusion or hiding
3.
an enclosure or shed for farm animals
4.
(Scot) the ground for a grave in a cemetery
verb
5.
(intransitive) (esp of a wild animal) to retreat to or rest in a lair
6.
(transitive) to drive or place (an animal) in a lair
/ler/
noun, verb
1.
a Scot word for mire
/lɛə/
noun
1.
a flashy man who shows off
verb
2.
(intransitive; foll by up or around) to behave or dress like a lair
n.

Old English leger “bed, couch, grave; act or place of lying down,” from Proto-Germanic *legraz (cf. Old Norse legr “grave,” also “nuptials” (“a lying down”); Old Frisian leger “situation,” Old Saxon legar “bed,” Middle Dutch legher “act or place of lying down,” Dutch leger “bed, camp,” Old High German legar “bed, a lying down,” German Lager “bed, lair, camp, storehouse,” Gothic ligrs “place of lying”), from PIE *legh- “to lie, lay” (see lie (v.2)). Meaning “animal’s den” is from early 15c.

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    [lair] /lɛər/ noun 1. a den or resting place of a wild animal: The cougar retired to its lair. 2. a secluded or hidden place, especially a secret retreat or base of operations; a hideout or hideaway: a pirate’s lair. 3. British. a place in which to lie or rest; a bed. verb (used with […]

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