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A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere and the Milky Way near Aquarius and Serpens Cauda.

[Middle English, from Latin aquila, eagle, the constellation Aquila.]


(ˈækwɪlə; əˈkwɪlə)
n, Latin genitive Aquilae (ˈækwɪˌliː)
(Astronomy) a constellation lying in the Milky Way close to Cygnus and situated on the celestial equator. The brightest star is Altair
[from Latin: eagle]


(ˈækwɪlə; Italian ˈaːkwila) or


(Placename) a city in central Italy, capital of Abruzzi region; an earthquake in 2009 killed over 300 people and made over 60,000 homeless. Pop: 72 988 (2008). Official name: Aquila degli Abruzzi


(əˈkwɪl ə, ˈæk wə lə)

n. gen. A•quil•ae (əˈkwɪl i, ˈæk wəˌli)
the Eagle, a northern constellation south of Cygnus containing Altair.


(ˈæk wə lə, ˈɑ kwə-)

a city in central Italy. 300,950.Also called L'Aquila, A′quila de`gli A•bruz′zi (ˌdɛl yi ɑˈbrut si)


A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere near Aquarius and Hercules.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Aquila - a constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus; contains the star Altair
Altair - double star 15.7 light years from Earth; the brightest star in the Aquila constellation
2.Aquila - the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central ItalyAquila - the provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy
Abruzzi, Abruzzi e Molise - a mountainous region of central Italy on the Adriatic
3.Aquila - a genus of AccipitridaeAquila - a genus of Accipitridae    
bird genus - a genus of birds
Accipitridae, family Accipitridae - hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
Aquila chrysaetos, golden eagle - large eagle of mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere having a golden-brown head and neck
Aquila rapax, tawny eagle - brownish eagle of Africa and parts of Asia
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It was at the Group of Eight (G8) Summit in LAquila, Italy, on July 10, 2009, that the Presidents of the Minsk Group's Co-Chair countries made a joint statement on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, where they expressed their agreement for the necessity of the next step in the negotiation process and completion of the work that will enable the draft of a comprehensive peace treaty to be initiated.
The ceremony marking the reopening of the Basilica was held today in the presence of the Italian Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dario Franceschini, the Metropolitan Archbishop of LAquila, Giuseppe Petrocchi, the Mayor of LAquila, Pierluigi Biondi, the Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape Superintendent of LAquila and of the other municipalities affected by the earthquake, Alessandra Vittorini and Enis Chief Services & Stakeholder Relations Officer, Claudio Granata.
For the analysed periods of time, we calculated the number of earthquakes that occurred in Rieti, Perugia, LAquila, Ascoli Piceno and Macerata according to two grouping criteria: magnitude and earthquakes depth.
Benedicto XVI (2009d), Carta de Benedicto XVIa Berlusconi con motivo de la cumbre en LAquila, Roma, 6 de julio.
First up in what is expected to be a four-year project at Tower 3 is the mobilization stage, a precursor to the excavation period, when the foundation contractor, the Laquila Group, will start drilling through the rock to create the tower's footing, said Dara McQuillan, Silverstein's senior vice president of marketing and communications, in a follow-up interview.
8 on the Richter scale kills almost 300 people in the Italian town of LAquila and its vicinity.
She was born in Civitarentenga, Province of LAquila, Abruzzo, Italy, on January 10, 1921, the daughter of the late John and the late Mariannina (DeSantis) DiPillo.