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Definition of lair noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    lair

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//leə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ler//
     
    [usually singular] Animal homes
     
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  1. 1a place where a wild animal sleeps or hides See related entries: Animal homes
  2. 2a place where somebody goes to hide or to be alone synonym den, hideout Grandad retreated to his lair in the basement.
  3. Word Origin Old English leger ‘resting place, bed’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch leger ‘bed, camp’ and German Lager ‘storehouse’, also to lie. Compare with laager and lager.
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