1. [syn: lair, den]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Lair \Lair\ (l[^a]r), n. [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.]
1. A place in which to lie or rest; especially, the bed or
couch of a wild beast.
2. A burying place. [Scot.] --Jamieson.
3. A pasture; sometimes, food. [Obs.] --Spenser.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the habitation of wild animals [syn: lair, den]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "lair":
abri, adytum, antre, ashram, asylum, bolt-hole, bordello, brothel,
bunker, burrow, cache, cathouse, cave, cavern, cell, clip joint,
cloister, concealment, corner, couch, cove, cover, covert,
coverture, cranny, cubby, cubbyhole, dark corner, den,
den of thieves, dive, dugout, dump, earth, fleshpots, form,
foxhole, funk hole, grot, grotto, gyp joint, hermitage, hideaway,
hideout, hidey hole, hiding, hiding place, hole, hollow,
holy of holies, ivory tower, joint, lodge, mew, nest, niche, nook,
privacy, recess, refuge, retreat, run, sanctuary, sanctum,
sanctum sanctorum, secret place, sewer, sporting house, stash,
stews, subterrane, subway, tunnel, undercovert, warren,