Definitions for EAGLEˈi gəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ea•gleˈi gəl(n.)

  1. any of various robust, broad-winged birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, typically having massive bills and talons and including the largest birds of prey.

    Category: Ornithology

  2. a figure or representation of an eagle, much used as an emblem:

    the Roman eagle.

  3. a standard, seal, or the like bearing such a figure.

  4. one of a pair of silver military insignia in the shape of an eagle, worn by a colonel or, in the navy, by a captain.

    Category: Military

  5. a former gold coin of the U.S., equal to ten dollars.

    Category: Numismatics

  6. (cap.) a U.S. gold coin, available in various denominations: first issued in 1986.

    Category: Numismatics

  7. a golf score of two below par for any single hole.

    Category: Sport

  8. (cap.) the constellation Aquila.

    Category: Astronomy

Origin of eagle:

1350–1400; < AF, OF egle, aigle < L aquila, perh. n. use of fem. of aquilus dark-colored

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eagle, bird of Jove(noun)

    any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight

  2. eagle(noun)

    (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

  3. eagle(noun)

    a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars

  4. eagle(verb)

    an emblem representing power

    "the Roman eagle"

  5. eagle, double birdie(verb)

    shoot two strokes under par

    "She eagled the hole"

  6. eagle(verb)

    shoot in two strokes under par

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eagle(noun)ˈigəl

    a large bird of prey

Wiktionary

  1. eagle(Noun)

    Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.

  2. eagle(Noun)

    A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem

  3. eagle(Noun)

    A score of two under par for a hole.

  4. eagle(Verb)

    To score an eagle.

  5. Eagle(ProperNoun)

    The landing unit of Apollo 11.

  6. Origin: egle, from egle, from aigle, from aquila. Displaced native Middle English earn, from earn. More at erne.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eagle(noun)

    any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A. mogilnik / imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle

  2. Eagle(noun)

    a gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars

  3. Eagle(noun)

    a northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila

  4. Eagle(noun)

    the figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people

Freebase

  1. Eagle

    Eagle is a common name for some members of the bird family Accipitridae; it belongs to several genera that are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than sixty species of eagles occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just eleven species can be found – two species in the United States and Canada, nine species in Central America and South America, and three species in Australia.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Eagle

    the king of birds, and bird of Jove; was adopted by various nations as the emblem of dominant power, as well as of nobility and generosity; in Christian art it is the symbol of meditation, and the attribute of St. John; is represented now as fighting with a serpent, and now as drinking out of a chalice or a communion cup, to strengthen it for the fight.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'EAGLE' in Nouns Frequency: #2022


Translations for EAGLE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

eagle(noun)

a kind of large bird of prey noted for its good eyesight.

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