Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various large diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, including members of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus, characterized by broad wings, a hooked bill, keen vision, and soaring flight.
  • noun A representation of an eagle used as an emblem or insignia.
  • noun A gold coin formerly used in the United States, stamped with an eagle on the reverse side and having a face value of ten dollars.
  • noun Sports A golf score of two strokes under par on a hole.
  • intransitive verb To shoot (a hole in golf) in two strokes under par.
  • intransitive verb To score an eagle in golf.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Properly, a very large diurnal raptorial bird of the family Falconidæ and genus Aquila (which see), having the feet feathered to the toes, and no tooth to the bill, which is straight for the length of the cere.
  • noun A member of the genus Haliaëtus, which comprises the fishing-eagles, sea-eagles, or earns, resembling the eagle proper in size and form, but having the shank bare of feathers and scaly: such as the white-or bald-headed eagle, or bald eagle, H. leucocephalus, the national emblem of the United States; the white-tailed eagle, H. albicilla; the pelagic eagle, H. pelagicus, etc.
  • noun A name of many raptorial birds lager than the hawk and the buzzard, only distantly related, as the harpy eagle, booted eagle, etc.
  • noun [capitalized] An ancient northern constellation between Cygnus and Sagittarius, containing the bright star Altair.
  • noun A military ensign or standard surmounted by the figure of an eagle.
  • noun A lectern, usually of wood or brass, the upper part of which is in the shape of an eagle with outstretched wings supporting a book-rest, the eagle being the symbol of Saint John the Evangelist.
  • noun A gold coin of the United States, of the value of 10 dollars, weighing 258 grains troy, 900 fine, and equivalent to £2 1s. 1d. sterling.
  • noun In architecture, a name for a pediment.
  • noun In the game of roulette, a spot, outside the regular 36 numbers, upon which is the picture of an eagle.
  • noun The young of the bald eagle, Haliaėtus leucocephalus.
  • noun A base foreign coin which circulated in England in the reign of Edward I.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliæetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaëtus); the imperial eagle of Europe (Aquila mogilnik or Aquila imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliæetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (Haliæetus 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.
  • noun A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.
  • noun (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
  • 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.
  • noun See Bald eagle.
  • noun See under Bold.
  • noun a gold coin of the United States worth twenty dollars.
  • noun (Zoöl.) a large, crested, South American hawk of the genus Morphnus.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any large owl of the genus Bubo, and allied genera; as the American great horned owl (Bubo Virginianus), and the allied European species (B. maximus). See Horned owl.
  • noun (Zoöl.) any large species of ray of the genus Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila).
  • noun (Zoöl.) a large West African bid (Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several respects, between the eagles and vultures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.
  • noun A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem
  • noun US, numismatics A gold coin with a face value of $10.00 formerly used in the United States.
  • noun golf A score of two under par for a hole.
  • verb golf To score an eagle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb shoot in two strokes under par
  • verb shoot two strokes under par
  • noun (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
  • noun a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
  • noun any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
  • noun an emblem representing power

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English egle, from Anglo-Norman, from Old Provençal aigla, from Latin aquila.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English egle, from Anglo-Norman egle, from Old French aigle, from Latin aquila. Displaced native Middle English ern, earn, arn, from Old English earn. More at erne.

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