Lair is a pretty tough word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
When learning new words, it's important to see how they're used, or to see them in the different contexts in which they're often used, and that's just what we'll do to help you better understand lair (and many other English words!). By seeing different ways you can use lair in a sentence, as well as synonyms and antonyms of lair, you will have a much better grasp on how it should be used, and you'll feel more confortable with using it much sooner.
Below you will find the definition of lair, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - the habitation of wild animals
EXAMPLES - Lair in a Sentence
- Hiro is just as adorable as ever, even securing a "lair" for Ando and himself. (source)
- 'Bothering even one of lesser craft in his lair, that is stilt a risky business. (source)
- His lair was the green-room whence theft emerged, and into which roguery retreated. (source)
- Hiro has bought an abandoned fire station to serve as a "lair" for himself and Ando. (source)
- The door to that basement lair is clearly visible to anyone who crosses the welcome mat. (source)
- As a result, and to the great irritation of the others, her lair was the most secluded and private. (source)
- I'm now gleefully beating a hasty retreat to my "lair" to listen to a rainy afternoon of easy listening! (source)
- I was contented, therefore, to follow the runaway to his "lair," and share it with him till after sunset. (source)
- Tasteful, elegant furnishings, bedding, furniture and everything home; this spacious lair is one stop shopping. (source)
- Julie would have gone after the tracks to the right "lair," but Hiram came forward from the barnyard to meet her. (source)
- Pure luck had aided him up to this stage, but the bearding of David in his lair was another proposition altogether. (source)
- "The pair retreated to their third-floor lair, which is strewn with videogames, and hunched over their Mac PowerBook. (source)
- The stream had become fordable, and leaving our "lair", we crossed over, and struck into the woods on the opposite side. (source)
- In Episode 2, we even get to see Sarah's new high-tech spy lair, which is (of course) under the local frozen yogurt shop. (source)
- This draws out Angel, allowing a small group to infiltrate her lair, which is simply a regular girls room in a nearby dorm. (source)
- On Feb. 2, the famed ground hog did not see his shadow when pulled from his lair, meaning winter's end is just around the corner. (source)
- By the time Ando gets back to the "lair," everyone's gone, but he's able to use Hiro's GPS implant to find out where he's been taken. (source)
- EG: Staying out late, bedroom as my 'lair', saving up for an Xbox 360, taking care of pets, watching younger siblings, student council (source)
- The developers started down the right path: Bush's evil lair is hidden underneath an abandoned port-a-potty out in the middle of the desert. (source)
- Not sure how your failure to find more information than wikipedia or the supposed anecdotal evidence of a proven lair is interesting exactly. (source)
- The farther into it they came, the worse it got, as if the closer they went to Ancar's "lair," the worse his depredations on his land and people. (source)
- Remember Maxine D-CA that the CIA and Regan are infecting black people with aids. calling a man a lair is a lot different than accuseing one of Murder. (source)
- Hymn of the Lair The lair is the plan of the body, the yearning of blood in expectant country, as over the desert the lightning stalks in the promise of promises. (source)
- His lair was a dense manzanita thicket upon the slope of a limestone ridge about a mile from the spring by which I camped, and he roamed all over the neighborhood. (source)
- : serving the line, until one of the Elephants on the left near me, shewed evident signs of uneasiness, and a little onward the stench of the lair was almost intol: (source)
- Ever since the affair at the Presidio he had made it his dwelling, his "lair," and for reasons very similar to those which the mulatto had imparted to his companion. (source)
- The possibilities for a true rhyme here are endless: an agoraphobic might want to substitute "lair," a friendly Frenchman "mon frere," a stolid German "mein herr," etc. (source)
- Chinese official media slams Dalai Lama as a 'lair' media on Friday launched another attack on the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, calling him a "lair" accusing (source)
- Well, I don't coddle or fear little men like you (or vicious animal liars like this Beth Levin creature - Beth, was "lair" a nice fair journalistic integrity neutral word?). (source)
- Ewen notes in the introduction that he named one of the sections of the book "Pirate Lairs" because he couldn't pass up his one chance to use the word "lair" in an academic work. (source)
- But the most uncanny scene in this very gothic lair occurs when Lucy waits in the entryway for Madame to appear, and she does, apparently stepping through the picture of the dead nun: (source)
- The SERPENT is now raising hell in the Middle East, trying to manipulate Obama as he enters the "lair" of the SERPENT under the watchful eye of the SERPENT's Secret Police; i.e. Secret Service. (source)
- I would just like to announce that the underwater lair is closed because of mold infestation, so we'll have to have our monthly infant sacrifice ritual at the volcano hideout for the rest of the year. (source)
- The lair is a whisper of stars, is the way we remember the lapsed constellations, forgetting the passage of years as inclement time shrinks to arrangements of pearls in the dark of our summoned caverns. (source)
- Remarkably, at the age of 94, he is making a rare trek from his self-described "lair" in Palm Springs to talk about his latest book, "The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion" (Little, Brown, $23.99). (source)
- Eugene Debs sponsered by the Church of the presumptious assumption says: by the way shitweasel it isnt that lair is our favorite word just a very useful word when describing the rightwing MORONS like you that lie constantly (source)
- With lively sensations of curiosity and excitement, tempered by a certain anxiety as to my ability to match wits with the Spider, I made my way to his "lair" over Monahan's saloon, situated in a district that was anything but respectable. (source)
- The Glass family apartment is at once a faithfully, almost tenderly, rendered, cluttered, shabby, middle-class New York apartment and a kind of lair, a mountain fastness, to which Salinger's strange creations retreat, to be with their own kind. (source)
- Superman (Christopher Reeve) had dispatched Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman) in the first two films, so this time the big villain was Ross Webster (Robert Vaughn), and his lair was a giant skyscraper in Metropolis with a private ski hill perched on the top. (source)
- Rashleigh had contrived a kind of lair for himself by breaking up a number of boughs, which he laid on the earth, the larger sticks downwards, confining them in their places by stakes set upright on each side, This he roofed with other bare boughs first, and at length thatched with small leafy twigs tied up in bundles. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 59.0, which suggests that "lair" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 13 synonyms for lair.
burrow, cave, den, earth, form, hideaway, hole, nest, pen, refuge, resting place, retreat, sanctuary
We have 0 antonyms for lair.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of lair from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) The den or dwelling of a wild animal.
- (noun) A den or hideaway.
- (noun) Obsolete A resting place; a couch.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A place inhabited by a wild animal, often a cave or a hole in the ground.
- (noun) A place inhabited by a criminal or criminals, a superhero or a supervillain.
- (verb) To mire.
- (verb) To become mired.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or couch of a wild beast.
- (noun) A burying place.
- (noun) A pasture; sometimes, food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A place in which to lie or rest; a bed; a couch: now used only of, or with figurative reference to, the den or resting-place of a wild beast.
- (noun) A litter, as of rabbits; a stock.
- (noun) An open pasture; a field.
- (noun) Aportion of a burying-ground affording space sufficient for one or more graves; a burial-plot.
- (noun) A Scotch form of lore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) the habitation of wild animals