Definitions for eagleˈi gəl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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.
a figure or representation of an eagle, much used as an emblem:
the Roman eagle.
a standard, seal, or the like bearing such a figure.
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.
a former gold coin of the U.S., equal to ten dollars.
(cap.) a U.S. gold coin, available in various denominations: first issued in 1986.
a golf score of two below par for any single hole.
(cap.) the constellation Aquila.
Origin of eagle:
1350–1400; < AF, OF egle, aigle < L aquila, perh. n. use of fem. of aquilus dark-colored
eagle, bird of Jove(noun)
any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
(golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
an emblem representing power
"the Roman eagle"
eagle, double birdie(verb)
shoot two strokes under par
"She eagled the hole"
shoot in two strokes under par
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a large bird of prey
Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.
A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem
A score of two under par for a hole.
To score an eagle.
The landing unit of Apollo 11.
Origin: egle, from egle, from aigle, from aquila. Displaced native Middle English earn, from earn. More at erne.
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
a gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars
a northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila
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
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
Translations for eagle
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a kind of large bird of prey noted for its good eyesight.
- نَسْر، عُقابArabic
- águiaPortuguese (BR)
- der AdlerGerman
- गरुड़, उकाबHindi
- عقاب، يودول باښه: دامريكى طلائى سكه چه لس دالره ارزىPashto
- 鷹Chinese (Trad.)
- đại bàngVietnamese
- 鹰Chinese (Simp.)
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