aviary

aviary
\ \ see AUGUR

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  • Aviary — A vi*a*ry, n.; pl. {Aviaries}. [L. aviarium, fr. aviarius pertaining to birds, fr. avis bird, akin to Gr, ?, Skr. vi.] A house, inclosure, large cage, or other place, for keeping birds confined; a bird house. [1913 Webster] Lincolnshire may be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aviary — (n.) 1570s, from L. aviarium place in which birds are kept, neuter of aviarius of birds, from avis bird, from PIE *awi bird (Cf. Skt. vih, Avestan vish bird, Gk. aietos eagle ) …   Etymology dictionary

  • aviary — ► NOUN (pl. aviaries) ▪ a large enclosure for keeping birds in …   English terms dictionary

  • aviary — [ā′vē er΄ē] n. pl. aviaries [L aviarium < avis, bird] a large cage or building for keeping many birds …   English World dictionary

  • Aviary — An aviary is a large enclosure for confining birds. Unlike cages , aviaries allow birds a larger living space where they can fly; hence, aviaries are also sometimes known as flight cages . Aviaries often contain plants and shrubbery to simulate a …   Wikipedia

  • aviary — aviarist /ay vee euh rist/, n. /ay vee er ee/, n., pl. aviaries. a large cage or a house or enclosure in which birds are kept. [1570 80; < L aviarium a place where birds are kept, n. use of neut. of aviarius pertaining to birds. See AVI , ARY] *… …   Universalium

  • aviary — UK [ˈeɪvɪərɪ] / US [ˈeɪvɪˌerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms aviary : singular aviary plural aviaries an enclosed area where birds are kept …   English dictionary

  • aviary — [[t]e͟ɪvjəri[/t]] aviaries N COUNT An aviary is a large cage or covered area in which birds are kept …   English dictionary

  • Aviary (application suite) — Aviary is a suite of web based multi media applications currently in development from Worth1000, using the proprietary Adobe Flex platform. The individual tools are named after birds (or at least bird themed). The scope of proposed tools has… …   Wikipedia

  • aviary — noun (plural aries) Etymology: Latin aviarium, from avis bird; akin to Greek aetos eagle Date: 1577 a place for keeping birds confined …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aviary — noun A house, enclosure, large cage, or other place for keeping birds confined; a bird house …   Wiktionary

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