Definitions of eagle

  1. any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. shoot in two strokes under par, of a golf hole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. an emblem representing power; "the Roman eagle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (in golf) a score of two strokes under par on a golf hole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. shoot in two strokes under par Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Members of the Falconiformes order of birds, family Accipitridae. They are characterized by their powerful talons, which carry long, curved, pointed claws and by their opposable hindtoe. Medical Dictionary DB
  13. A bird of prey of the falcon family; the ten dollar gold piece of the United States. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A large bird of prey: a military standard, carrying the figure of an eagle: a gold coin of the United States, worth ten dollars. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A large bird of prey; gold coin of the U. S., of the value of 10 dollars. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A very large diurnal bird of prey. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A gold coin of the United States, value $10. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A Roman standard bearing the image of an eagle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A rapacious bird of the genus falco, regarded as the "king" of birds for its size, strength, and courage, power of flight and keenness of vision; one of the most noble bearings in armoury, as the emblem of magnanimity and fortitude, and adopted by France, Prussia, and other nations, as the national emblem and standard; a gold coin of the United States of the value of ten dollars; the constellation Aquila, in the northern hemisphere. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. A large bird of prey; from the figure of an eagle, the military standard of anc. Rome, now of France, and of U.S. of Amer.; in Amer. a gold coin equal to 10 dollars. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. (Herb. nesher; properly the griffon vulture or great vulture, so called from its tearing its prey with its beak), referred to for its swiftness of flight ( Deuteronomy 28:49 ; 2 Sam 1:23 ), its mounting high in the air ( Job 39:27 ), its strength ( Psalms 103:5 ), its setting its nest in high places ( Jeremiah 49:16 ), and its power of vision ( Job 39:27-30 ). This "ravenous bird" is a symbol of those nations whom God employs and sends forth to do a work of destruction, sweeping away whatever is decaying and putrescent ( Matthew 24:28 ; Isaiah 46:11 ; Ezekiel 39:4 ; Deuteronomy 28:49 ; Jeremiah 4:13 ; 48:40 ). It is said that the eagle sheds his feathers in the beginning of spring, and with fresh plumage assumes the appearance of youth. To this, allusion is made in Psalms 103:5 and Isaiah 40:31 . God's care over his people is likened to that of the eagle in training its young to fly ( Exodus 19:4 ; Deuteronomy 32:11 Deuteronomy 32:12 ). An interesting illustration is thus recorded by Sir Humphry Davy:, "I once saw a very interesting sight above the crags of Ben Nevis. Two parent eagles were teaching their offspring, two young birds, the maneuvers of flight. They began by rising from the top of the mountain in the eye of the sun. It was about mid-day, and bright for the climate. They at first made small circles, and the young birds imitated them. They paused on their wings, waiting till they had made their flight, and then took a second and larger gyration, always rising toward the sun, and enlarging their circle of flight so as to make a gradually ascending spiral. The young ones still and slowly followed, apparently flying better as they mounted; and they continued this sublime exercise, always rising till they became mere points in the air, and the young ones were lost, and afterwards their parents, to our aching sight." (See Isaiah 40:31 .) There have been observed in Palestine four distinct species of eagles, (1) the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos); (2) the spotted eagle (Aquila naevia); (3) the common species, the imperial eagle (Aquila heliaca); and (4) the Circaetos gallicus, which preys on reptiles. The eagle was unclean by the Levitical law ( Leviticus 11:13 ; Deuteronomy 14:12 ). biblestudytools.com
  22. (Heb. nesher , i.e. a tearer with the beak ). At least four distinct kinds of eagles have been observed in Palestine, viz., the golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos , the spotted eagle, Aquila naevia , the imperial eagle, Aquila heliaca , and the very common Circaetos gallicus . The Hebrew nesher may stand for any of these different species, though perhaps more particular reference to the golden and imperial eagles and the griffon vulture may be intended. The passage in Micah, ( Micah 1:16 ) "enlarge thy baldness as the eagle," may refer to the griffon vulture, Vultur fulvus , in which case the simile is peculiarly appropriate, for the whole head and neck of this bird are destitute of true feathers. The "eagles" of ( Matthew 24:28 ; Luke 17:37 ) may include the Vultur fulvus and Neophron percnopterus ; though, as eagles frequently prey upon dead bodies, there is no necessity to restrict the Greek word to the Vulturidae . The figure of an eagle is now and has long been a favorite military ensign. The Persians so employed it; a fact which illustrates the passage in ( Isaiah 46:11 ) The same bird was similarly employed by the Assyrians and the Romans. biblestudytools.com
  23. Money. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars. It weighs two hundred and fifty-eight grains. Of one thousand parts, nine hundred are of pure gold, and one hundred of all Act of January 18, 1837, 4 Sharsw. Cont. of Story's L. U. S. 2523, 4. Vide Money. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
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  25. [=e]'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  26. Large bird of prey, with keen vision& powerful flight; figure of this, esp. as ensign of Roman or French army, or as lectern in church; (United States) double-e., coin worth twenty dollars; e.- eyed, keen-sighted; e.-owl, largest European owl. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. A gold coin of the value of ten dollars. So called because of the figure of the national bird, which is stamped on the reverse. It was authorized in 1792 and coinage was begun in 1794. It has always been legal tender to an unlimited amount. The first delivery of eagles was made September 22, 1795, 400 in number. It was not coined from 1805 to 1837. By Act of 1834 its weight was slightly reduced. Dictionary of United States history
  28. (Naut.) A man fastened to the shrouds by his extended arms and legs ; an old punishment. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  29. [Fr., L.] A gold coin of the U.S., of the value of ten dollars ; so called from its bearing on the reverse the figure of the American eagle. There are also double-eagles of twenty dollars, as well as half tend quarter eagles.- Bartlett's Americanisms. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  30. [Nesher, Micah i. 16, etc.] (Bibl.) Spec, of vulture, great griffon V. (Gyps fulvus), four feet long, plumage yellowish brown, with nearly black quill feathers and white frill. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  31. n. [Latin] A rapacious bird of the falcon family, remarkable for its strength, size, graceful figure, and extraordinary flight: — a gold coin of the United States, of the value of forty-two shillings. Cabinet Dictionary
  32. A bird of prey, said to be extremely sharp-sighted; the standard of the ancient Romans. Complete Dictionary

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