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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. an emblem representing power; "the Roman eagle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (in golf) a score of two strokes under par on a golf hole Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. shoot in two strokes under par Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. A very large diurnal bird of prey. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A Roman standard bearing the image of an eagle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.

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Usage examples for eagle

  1. The eagle in the great forest flew swiftly, but the Eastwind flew more swiftly still. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. All of a sudden she heard the cry of a sea- eagle and from the kitchen came a like cry, in answer. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
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