from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere and the Milky Way near Aquarius and Serpens Cauda.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Accipitridae. Circumscription and placement of the genus will depend on taxonomic point of view.
- proper n. A summer constellation of the northern sky, said to resemble an eagle. It includes the star Altair.
- proper n. An early Christian, the husband of Priscilla.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of eagles.
- n. A northern constellation southerly from Lyra and Cygnus and preceding the Dolphin; the Eagle.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ornithology, a genus of birds established by Brisson in 1760, but having no characters by which it can be exactly defined.
- n. A northern constellation situated in the Milky Way, nearly south of Lyra, and containing the bright star Altair.
- n. [lowercase; pl. aquilæ (-lē).] A reading-desk in the form of an eagle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus; contains the star Altair
- n. the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy
- n. a genus of Accipitridae
Middle English, from Latin aquila, eagle, the constellation Aquila.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin aquila ("eagle"). (Wiktionary)
From Latin aquila "eagle" (Wiktionary)