What is another word for lair?

Pronunciation: [lˈe͡ə] (IPA)

Lair, refers to a place where animals live, hide or rest. Synonyms for the word "lair" include den, burrow, nest, lair, habitat, shelter, quarters, hideaway, domicile, and residence. A den is a synonym that describes a secluded or secret place usually used by animals. A burrow is another synonym that describes a hole, tunnel, or underground shelter created by an animal. A nest can be an above-ground or subterranean structure, usually built by birds, to lay eggs and rear chicks. The habitat is a natural environment or territory where an animal naturally lives; shelter refers to a place of refuge or safety; domicile means a permanent residence while hideaway means a secret place for hiding.

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Usage examples for Lair

"We'll hunt every Smith to his lair," said the Captain seriously; "and your lair is where you ought to be at this minute, young woman.
"Ethel Morton at Chautauqua"
Mabell S. C. Smith
Emerging from their lofty lair This much bereaved but worthy pair Proceeded unto Boyle's, Agreed that buttered toast would do.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson
It's time we went to our lair.
"The Lamp in the Desert"
Ethel M. Dell

Famous quotes with Lair

  • If it is impossible to induce fathers to abandon their families, how much more impossible would it be to induce mothers? When Tolstoy sought to live the truly Christian life, the immediate obstacle he found in his path was his own wife.She was as impervious as a tigress, concealing the lair of her young, to the teaching that a Christian must be willing to sacrifice everything and everybody in pursuit of truth.
    Robert Hunter (author)
  • At Orcus' portals hold their lair Wild Sorrow and avenging Care; And pale Diseases cluster there, And pleasureless Decay Foul Penury, and Fears that kill, And Hunger, counsellor of ill, A ghastly presence they: Suffering and Death the threshold keep, And with them Death's blood-brother, Sleep.
    John Conington
  • The encroachments of Slavery upon our national policy have been like those of a glacier in a Swiss valley. Inch by inch, the huge dragon with his glittering scales and crests of ice coils itself onward, an anachronism of summer, the relic of a bygone world where such monsters swarmed. But it has its limit, the kindlier forces of Nature work against it, and the silent arrows of the sun are still, as of old, fatal to the frosty Python. Geology tells us that such enormous devastators once covered the face of the earth, but the benignant sunlight of heaven touched them, and they faded silently, leaving no trace but here and there the scratches of their talons, and the gnawed boulders scattered where they made their lair. We have entire faith in the benignant influence of Truth, the sunlight of the moral world, and believe that slavery, like other worn-out systems, will melt gradually before it.
    James Russell Lowell
  • Deep in the shady sadness of a vale Far sunken from the healthy breath of morn, Far from the fiery noon, and eve’s one star, Sat gray-hair’d Saturn, quiet as a stone, Still as the silence round about his lair; Forest on forest hung about his head Like cloud on cloud.
    John Keats
  • Rouse the lion from his lair.
    Walter Scott

Related words: the beast lair, lairs of the beast, beast lair song, the beast's lair

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