1. the lofty nest of a bird of prey (such as a hawk or eagle)
Syn: ↑aerie, ↑eyrie, ↑eyry
Hypernyms: ↑bird's nest, ↑bird nest, ↑birdnest
2. any habitation at a high altitude
Syn: ↑aerie, ↑eyrie, ↑eyry
Hypernyms: ↑habitation
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

Syn: ↑aeriform, ↑aerial, ↑airy, ↑ethereal
Similar to: ↑insubstantial, ↑unsubstantial, ↑unreal
Derivationally related forms: ↑airiness (for: ↑airy)

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  • Aery — Ae ry, n. An aerie. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aery — A [ e]r*y, a. [See {Air}.] A[ e]rial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary. [Poetic] M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aery — aery1 [er′ē, ā′er ē] adj. [L aerius < aer, AIR] Old Poet. airy; unsubstantial; visionary aery2 [ā′ər ē, ē′rē, er′ē, ir′ē] n. pl. aeries alt. sp. of AERIE …   English World dictionary

  • aery — I. adjective (aerier; est) Etymology: Latin aerius more at aerial Date: 14th century having an aerial quality ; ethereal < aery visions > • aerily adverb II. variant of …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aery — aery1 aerily, adv. /air ee, ay euh ree/, adj., aerier, aeriest. ethereal; aerial. Also, aëry. [1580 90; < L aerius < Gk aérios, equiv. to aer AER + ios adj. suffix] aery2 /air ee, ear ee/, n., pl. aeries. aerie. * * * …   Universalium

  • Aery — This uncommon and intriguing name is of Old Norse origin, and is found chiefly in the north western counties of England, reflecting the dense settlement of Scandinavian peoples in those areas. The surname is locational, from places such as Aira… …   Surnames reference

  • aery — aerie, aery (nest of a bird of prey) see eyrie …   Modern English usage

  • aery — adjective /ˈɛɹ.iː/ Aërial; ethereal; incorporeal; visionary …   Wiktionary

  • aery — Synonyms and related words: aerial, aeriform, aerodynamic, aerostatic, airish, airlike, airy, alfresco, atmospheric, breezy, ethereal, exposed, fuming, fumy, gaseous, gasified, gasiform, gaslike, gassy, light, mephitic, miasmal, miasmatic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aery — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective So light and insubstantial as to resemble air or a thin film: aerial, airy, diaphanous, ethereal, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, sheer2, transparent, vaporous, vapory. See THICK …   English dictionary for students

  • aery — airy …   American English homophones