aquiline


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aq·ui·line

 (ăk′wə-līn′, -lĭn)
adj.
1. Relating to or having the characteristics of an eagle.
2. Curved or hooked like an eagle's beak: an aquiline nose.

[Latin aquilīnus, from aquila, eagle.]

aq′ui·lin′i·ty (-lĭn′ĭ-tē) n.

aquiline

(ˈækwɪˌlaɪn)
adj
1. (Anatomy) (of a nose) having the curved or hooked shape of an eagle's beak
2. (Zoology) of or resembling an eagle
[C17: from Latin aquilīnus, from aquila eagle]

aq•ui•line

(ˈæk wəˌlaɪn, -lɪn)

adj.
1. pertaining to or resembling an eagle.
2. curved like an eagle's beak: an aquiline nose.
[1640–50; < Latin aquilīnus= aquil(a) eagle + -īnus -ine1]
aq`ui•lin′i•ty (-ˈlɪn ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.aquiline - curved down like an eagle's beakaquiline - curved down like an eagle's beak  
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
Translations
Adler-adlerhaft

aquiline

[ˈækwɪlaɪn] ADJ an aquiline noseuna nariz aguileña or aquilina

aquiline

[ˈækwɪlaɪn] adj [nose, profile] → aquilin(e)

aquiline

adjgebogen; profilemit Adlernase, dinarisch (geh); aquiline noseAdlernase f

aquiline

[ˈækwɪˌlaɪn] adjaquilino/a

aquiline

a. aquilino-a;
___ nosenariz aguileña.
References in classic literature ?
Thus Mrs Veneering; with her open hands pressed together, and each of her eight aquiline fingers looking so very like her one aquiline nose that the bran-new jewels on them seem necessary for distinction's sake.
Without its being remarkable, he had what one calls a good face, somewhat aquiline in character, with a refined forehead and nose.
The men were tall, straight and vigorous, with aquiline noses, and high cheek bones.
Every one turned his eyes that way, and saw that a large tear had rolled from the thick lid of D'Artagnan, half-way down to his aquiline nose, the luminous edge of which shone like a little crescent moon.
Age, about forty years; height, about five feet nine; black hair; complexion dark; generally, rather handsome visage; eyes dark, face thin, long, and sallow; nose aquiline, but not straight, having a peculiar inclination towards the left cheek; expression, therefore, sinister.
She had not long to wait before the punctual attorney entered, knitting his brow with an examining glance at the stout blond woman who rose, curtsying deferentially,--a tallish man, with an aquiline nose and abundant iron-gray hair.
You cannot tell whether her nose was aquiline or retrousse, whether her chin was long or short, her face square or oval; nor could I the first day, and it is not my intention to communicate to you at once a knowledge I myself gained by little and little.
This population looked like proud and intelligent people, with their high foreheads, their almost aquiline noses, and their curling hair; but the presence of the Victoria troubled them greatly.
The Emperor had often visited the Military College and every time Kasatsky saw that tall erect figure, with breast expanded in its military overcoat, entering with brisk step, saw the cropped side-whiskers, the moustache, the aquiline nose, and heard the sonorous voice exchanging greetings with the cadets, he was seized by the same rapture that he experienced later on when he met the woman he loved.
He was white-haired and amiable, with a deep-lined aquiline face, was addicted to low bows, and indeed, always seemed to carry himself at half-cock, as though just descending into one, or just recovering himself.
Her aquiline nose seemed to be her most striking feature as she came nearer.
Her nose just inclines toward the aquiline bend, and is considered a little too large by persons difficult to please in the matter of noses.