Lair in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is lair a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lair is a Scrabble US word. The word lair is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

L1A1I1R1

Is lair a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lair is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

L1A1I1R1

Is lair a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word lair is a Words With Friends word. The word lair is worth 5 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

L2A1I1R1

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Valid words made from Lair

You can make 17 words from 'lair' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'lair'

ARIL 4LAIR 4
LARI 4LIAR 4
LIRA 4RAIL 4
RIAL 4 

3 letters words from 'lair'

AIL 3AIR 3
LAR 3RAI 3
RIA 3 

2 letters words from 'lair'

AI 2AL 2
AR 2LA 2
LI 2 

All 4 letters words made out of lair

lair alir liar ilar ailr ialr lari alri lrai rlai arli rali lira ilra lria rlia irla rila airl iarl aril rail iral rial

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lair. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lair.

Definitions and meaning of lair

lair

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /lɛə/
  • (US) IPA(key): /lɛəɹ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle English leir, leire, lair, lare, from Old English leġer (couch, bed), from Proto-Germanic *legrą, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-.

Noun

lair (plural lairs)

  1. A place inhabited by a wild animal, often a cave or a hole in the ground.
  2. A shed or shelter for domestic animals.
  3. (figuratively) A place inhabited by a criminal or criminals, a superhero or a supervillain; a refuge, retreat, haven or hideaway.
    • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula Chapter 21
      ...Van Helsing stood up and said, "Now, my dear friends, we go forth to our terrible enterprise. Are we all armed, as we were on that night when first we visited our enemy's lair. Armed against ghostly as well as carnal attack?"
  4. (Britain dialectal) A bed or resting place.
  5. (Scotland) A grave; a cemetery plot. [from c. 1420]

Synonyms

  • (of an animal): burrow (of some smaller mammals), den (of a lion or tiger), holt (of an otter)
  • (of a criminal): den, hide-out

Derived terms

  • (grave): lair-stone (tombstone)

Translations

Verb

lair (third-person singular simple present lairs, present participle lairing, simple past and past participle laired)

  1. (Britain) To rest; to dwell.
  2. (Britain) To lay down.
  3. (Britain) To bury.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse leir (clay, mud). Compare Icelandic leir (clay).

Noun

lair (plural lairs)

  1. (Scotland) A bog; a mire.

Verb

lair (third-person singular simple present lairs, present participle lairing, simple past and past participle laired)

  1. (transitive, Scotland) To mire.
  2. (intransitive, Scotland) To become mired.

Etymology 3

Backformation from lairy.

Noun

lair (plural lairs)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, colloquial) A person who dresses in a showy but tasteless manner and behaves in a vulgar and conceited way; a show-off.

References

  • Wright, Joseph (1902) The English Dialect Dictionary[3], volume 3, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pages 505–506
  • “lair” in the Dictionary of the Scots Language, Edinburgh: Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Anagrams

  • aril, lari, liar, lira, rail, rial

Manx

Noun

lair f

  1. Alternative form of laair

Scots

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlair/
  • Rhymes: -er

Noun

lair (plural lairs)

  1. lore
    • "Ower mony a fair-farrant an rare beuk o precious lair" (second line of "The Raven" translated into Scots).

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the den or retreat of a wild animal.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)