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Definitions for aquila
ˈæk wə lə, ˈɑ kwə-; ˌdɛl yi ɑˈbrut siaquila

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Aquilanoun

    a constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus; contains the star Altair

  2. Aquila, L'Aquila, Aquila degli Abruzzinoun

    the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy

  3. Aquila, genus Aquilanoun

    a genus of Accipitridae


  1. Aquilanoun

    A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble an eagle. It includes the star Altair.

    Etymology: From aquila "eagle"

  2. Aquilanoun

    An early Christian, the husband of Priscilla.

    Etymology: From aquila "eagle"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aquilanoun

    a genus of eagles

    Etymology: [L., an eagle.]

  2. Aquilanoun

    a northern constellation southerly from Lyra and Cygnus and preceding the Dolphin; the Eagle

    Etymology: [L., an eagle.]


  1. Aquila

    Aquila is a constellation in the northern sky. Its name is Latin for 'eagle' and it represents the bird who carried Zeus's/Jupiter's thunderbolts in Greco-Roman mythology. Aquila lies just a few degrees North of the celestial equator. The alpha star, Altair, is a vertex of the Summer Triangle asterism. The constellation is best seen in the summer as it is located along the Milky Way. Because of this location along the line of our galaxy, many clusters and nebulae are found within its borders, but they are dim and there are few galaxies.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. aquila

    The constellation Aquila, in which α Aquilæ is an important star of the first magnitude: used by seamen in determining the latitude and longitude; also in lunar distances. (See ALTAIR.)

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. aquila

    (Southern Italy). Near here the Aragonese, under the condottiere Braccio Fortebraccio, were defeated by the allied Papal, Neapolitan, and Milanese army under Jacob Caldora, June 2, 1424. Braccio, a wounded prisoner, refused to take food, and died, June 5.

  2. aquila

    The principal standard of a Roman legion. The standard of Romulus is said to have consisted of a handful of hay, straw, or fern, affixed to a pole or spear; whence the company of soldiers who served under it was called Manipulus. This primitive standard was soon superseded by the figures of animals. In 104 B.C. the eagle was permanently adopted; it was made of silver or bronze, and was represented with expanded wings.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aquila in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aquila in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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