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 ?
His well-formed aquiline nose, straight thin lips, and the admirable contour of his finely-formed limbs, impressed the whole company instantly with the idea of something uncommon.
For a handsome and not an unamiable-looking man, he repelled me exceedingly: there was no power in that smooth-skinned face of a full oval shape: no firmness in that aquiline nose and small cherry mouth; there was no thought on the low, even forehead; no command in that blank, brown eye.
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.
Without its being remarkable, he had what one calls a good face, somewhat aquiline in character, with a refined forehead and nose.
His features, keen and regular, with an aquiline nose, and piercing black eyes; his high and wrinkled forehead, and long grey hair and beard, would have been considered as handsome, had they not been the marks of a physiognomy peculiar to a race, which, during those dark ages, was alike detested by the credulous and prejudiced vulgar, and persecuted by the greedy and rapacious nobility, and who, perhaps, owing to that very hatred and persecution, had adopted a national character, in which there was much, to say the least, mean and unamiable.
His handsome aquiline nose and keen dark eyes proclaimed his Jewish origin, of which he was ashamed.
said he of the Grove; "by the heaven that is above us I fought Don Quixote and overcame him and made him yield; and he is a man of tall stature, gaunt features, long, lank limbs, with hair turning grey, an aquiline nose rather hooked, and large black drooping moustaches; he does battle under the name of 'The Countenance,' and he has for squire a peasant called Sancho Panza; he presses the loins and rules the reins of a famous steed called Rocinante; and lastly, he has for the mistress of his will a certain Dulcinea del Toboso, once upon a time called Aldonza Lorenzo, just as I call mine Casildea de Vandalia because her name is Casilda and she is of Andalusia.
An aquiline nose contrasted curiously with the narrowness of her forehead; for it is rare that that form of nose does not carry with it a fine brow.
His face was a strong, a very strong, aquiline, with high bridge of the thin nose and peculiarly arched nostrils, with lofty domed forehead, and hair growing scantily round the temples but profusely elsewhere.
Louis de Bourbon, Prince de Conde, who, since the death of his father, Henri de Bourbon, was called, in accordance with the custom of that period, Monsieur le Prince, was a young man, not more than twenty-six or twenty-seven years old, with the eye of an eagle -- agl' occhi grifani, as Dante says -- aquiline nose, long, waving hair, of medium height, well formed, possessed of all the qualities essential to the successful soldier -- that is to say, the rapid glance, quick decision, fabulous courage.
She is as erect in her comely embonpoint as a statue of Ceres; and her dark face, with its delicate aquiline nose, firm proud mouth, and small, intense, black eye, is so keen and sarcastic in its expression that you instinctively substitute a pack of cards for the chess-men and imagine her telling your fortune.
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.