the habitation of wild animals
A place inhabited by a wild animal, often a cave or a hole in the ground.
A place inhabited by a criminal or criminals, a superhero or a supervillain.
To become mired.
Origin: From leġer, from legran, from leǵh-.
a place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast
a burying place
a pasture; sometimes, food
Origin: [OE. leir, AS. leger; akin to D. leger, G. lager couch, lair, OHG. legar, Goth. ligrs, and to E. lie. See Lie to be prostrate, and cf. Layer, Leaguer.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lār, n. a lying-place, esp. the den or retreat of a wild beast: (Scot.) the ground for one grave in a burying-place. [A.S. leger, a couch—licgan, to lie down; Dut. leger, Ger. lager.]
lār, v.i. (Scot.) to sink in mud.—n. mire, a bog, a quagmire. [Ice. leir, mud.]
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The numerical value of lair in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of lair in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I like a cat because it does not disguise its selfishness with any flattering hypocrisies. Its attachment is not to yourself, but to your house. Let it but have food, and a warm lair among the embers, and it heeds not at whose expense. Then it has the spirit to resent aggression. You shall beat your dog, and he will fawn upon you; but a cat never forgives : it has no tender mercies, and it torments before it destroys its prey.
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- Höhle, BauGerman
- κρησφύγετο, λημέριGreek
- escondite, guaridaSpanish
- piilo, piilopaikka, pesäFinnish
- antre, tanièreFrench
- búvóhely, odúHungarian
- covo, tanaItalian
- hiNorwegian Nynorsk
- берлога, логово, притон, нораRussian
- ја̏збина, bŕlog, ја̏ма, jȁzbina, бр́лог, jȁmaSerbo-Croatian
- kula, håla, bohåla, lya, grytSwedish
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