What does Eagle mean?

Definitions for Eagle
ˈi gəlEa·gle

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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


  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

  5. Origin: [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob. named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf. Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eagle

    ē′gl, n. a name given to many birds of prey in the family Falconidæ: a military standard carrying the figure of an eagle: a gold coin of the United States, worth ten dollars.—adjs. Ea′gle-eyed, Ea′gle-sight′ed, having a piercing eye: discerning; Ea′gle-flight′ed, mounting high.—ns. Ea′gle-hawk, a name applied to several eagles of comparatively small size; Ea′gle-owl, a genus of large owls, the largest in Europe; Ea′gle-stone, a variety of argillaceous oxide of iron occurring in egg-shaped masses; Ea′glet, a young or small eagle.—adj. Ea′gle-winged, having an eagle's wings.—ns. Ea′gle-wood, another name for agalloch or calambac; Spread′-ea′gle (see Spread). [O. Fr. aigle—L. aquila.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. eagle

    A type of large bird created in various species.

    Eagles are a beautiful bird to observe flying high in the sky.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on April 30, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Eagle

    An inn sign, the cognisance of Queen Mary.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

How to pronounce Eagle?

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How to say Eagle in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eagle in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eagle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Eagle in a Sentence

  1. Mohamed Itani:

    You're like an eagle in the air.

  2. Greek Proverb:

    No need to teach an eagle to fly.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    One hundred sparrow does not make one eagle.

  4. Robert Vallieres:

    When I see an eagle soaring it's like,' Wow ! .

  5. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Critics do not determine how high an eagle flies.

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