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ea·gle

 (ē′gəl)
n.
1. 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.
2. A representation of an eagle used as an emblem or insignia.
3. 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.
4. Sports A golf score of two strokes under par on a hole.
v. ea·gled, ea·gling, ea·gles Sports
v.tr.
To shoot (a hole in golf) in two strokes under par.
v.intr.
To score an eagle in golf.

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

eagle

(ˈiːɡəl)
n
1. (Animals) any of various birds of prey of the genera Aquila, Harpia, etc, having large broad wings and strong soaring flight: family Accipitridae (hawks, etc). See also golden eagle, harpy eagle, sea eagle
2. a representation of an eagle used as an emblem, etc, esp representing power: the Roman eagle.
3. a standard, seal, etc, bearing the figure of an eagle
4. (Golf) golf a score of two strokes under par for a hole
5. (Currencies) a former US gold coin worth ten dollars: withdrawn from circulation in 1934
6. (Military) the shoulder insignia worn by a US full colonel or equivalent rank
vb
(Golf) golf to score two strokes under par for a hole
[C14: from Old French aigle, from Old Provençal aigla, from Latin aquila, perhaps from aquilus dark]

ea•gle

(ˈi gəl)
n.
1. any of various robust, broad-winged birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, typically having massive bills and talons and including the largest birds of prey.
2. a figure or representation of an eagle, much used as an emblem: the Roman eagle.
3. a standard, seal, or the like bearing such a figure.
4. one of a pair of silver military insignia in the shape of an eagle, worn by a colonel or, in the navy, by a captain.
5. a former gold coin of the U.S., equal to ten dollars.
6. (cap.) a U.S. gold coin, available in various denominations: first issued in 1986.
7. a golf score of two below par for any single hole.
8. (cap.) the constellation Aquila.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French, Old French egle, aigle < Latin aquila, perhaps n. use of feminine of aquilus dark-colored]

ea·gle

(ē′gəl)
Any of various large birds of prey having a hooked bill, sharp claws, and long, broad wings. Eagles are related to the hawks and falcons.

eagle

Two under par for a hole.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eagle - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flighteagle - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird - any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
Accipitridae, family Accipitridae - hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
eaglet - a young eagle
Harpia harpyja, harpy eagle, harpy - large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America
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
American eagle, bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus - a large eagle of North America that has a white head and dark wings and body
sea eagle - any of various large eagles that usually feed on fish
2.eagle - (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
score - a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest; "the score was 7 to 0"
3.eagle - a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
coin - a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
4.eagle - an emblem representing power; "the Roman eagle"
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
Verb1.eagle - shoot two strokes under par; "She eagled the hole"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
shoot - throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective; "shoot craps"; "shoot a golf ball"
2.eagle - shoot in two strokes under par
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
rack up, score, tally, hit - gain points in a game; "The home team scored many times"; "He hit a home run"; "He hit .300 in the past season"

eagle

noun
Related words
adjective aquiline
young eaglet
habitation eyrie or aerie
Translations
arend
عُقابنَسْر، عُقاب
орел
orel
ørneagle
aglo
kotkas
kotkaeagle
orao
sas
elang
örn
ワシ
독수리
aquila
erelisaras
ērglis
acvilă
orol
orelorlica
орао
örn
นกอินทรี
орел
đại bàng

eagle

[ˈiːgl] Náguila f
with (an) eagle eyecon ojos de lince

eagle

[ˈiːgəl] naigle meagle eye n
to keep an eagle eye on sth → surveiller qch très attentivementeagle-eyed [ˌiːgəlˈaɪd] adj [person] → aux yeux d'aigle, aux yeux de lynxEagle Scout n (US) scout du plus haut grade

eagle

n
Adler m; to keep an eagle eye on somebody/somethingein wachsames Auge auf jdn/etw werfen; under the eagle eye of …unter dem wachsamen Blick (+gen); nothing escapes her eagle eyenichts entgeht ihrem wachsamen Blick
(Golf) → Eagle nt
vt (Golf) to eagle a holeein Eagle ntspielen

eagle

[ˈiːgl] naquila

eagle

(ˈiːgl) noun
a kind of large bird of prey noted for its good eyesight.

eagle

عُقاب orel ørn Adler αετός águila kotka aigle orao aquila ワシ 독수리 adelaar ørn orzeł águia орел örn นกอินทรี kartal đại bàng
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George Willard was the re- porter on the Winesburg Eagle and sometimes in the evenings he walked out along the highway to Wing Biddlebaum's house.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw.
In olden times an eagle swooped down upon the New England coast, and carried off an infant Indian in his talons.
Besides, it has been divined by other continental commentators, that when Jonah was thrown overboard from the Joppa ship, he straightway effected his escape to another vessel near by, some vessel with a whale for a figure-head; and, I would add, possibly called The Whale, as some craft are nowadays christened the Shark, the Gull, the Eagle.
My liege, as clear as the vision of an eagle does my prophetic eye penetrate and lay bare the future of this world for nearly thirteen centuries and a half
The caged eagle, whose gold-ringed eyes cruelty has extinguished, might look as looked that sightless Samson.
With that, she pounced upon me, like an eagle on a lamb, and my face was squeezed into wooden bowls in sinks, and my head was put under taps of water-butts, and I was soaped, and kneaded, and towelled, and thumped, and harrowed, and rasped, until I really was quite beside myself.
Down the slope I went as swiftly as I could, for now I knew the way, seeing and hearing nothing, except once, when there came a rush of wings, and a great eagle swept down at that which sat upon my shoulders.
On the other hand, the stately form of the Norman appeared to dilate in magnitude, like that of the eagle, which ruffles up its plumage when about to pounce on its defenceless prey.
My master alighted at an inn which he used to frequent; and after consulting awhile with the inn-keeper, and making some necessary preparations, he hired the GRULTRUD, or crier, to give notice through the town of a strange creature to be seen at the sign of the Green Eagle, not so big as a SPLACNUCK (an animal in that country very finely shaped, about six feet long,) and in every part of the body resembling a human creature, could speak several words, and perform a hundred diverting tricks.
Luckily for me the merchants were on the watch, and setting up their usual outcries they rushed to the nest scaring away the eagle.
Now the ceremony took place, and when the married pair were alone together the Crab made himself known to his young wife, and told her how he was the son of the greatest king in the world, and how he was enchanted, so that he became a crab by day and was a man only at night; and he could also change himself into an eagle as often as he wished.