eagle

An eagle is a large bird that preys on smaller animals. Eagles, like hawks, are birds of prey, or raptors.

Eagles are big, grand birds with powerful bodies and broad wings. Their impressive stature is reflected in the fact that they have often stood for power on the coats of arms, seals, and other emblems of various countries, including the United States, which names the bald eagle as its national bird. The Latin root of the word eagle is aquila, "black eagle" or "dark bird."

Primary Meanings of eagle

1.
n
any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
2.
nv
(golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
shoot two strokes under par
3.
n
a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
Full Definitions of eagle
1

n any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight

Synonyms:
bird of Jove
Types:
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eaglet
a young eagle
Harpia harpyja, harpy, harpy eagle
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, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, bald eagle
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
ringtail
an immature golden eagle
Haliaeetus pelagicus, Kamchatkan sea eagle, Stellar's sea eagle
found on coasts of the northwestern Pacific
European sea eagle, Haliatus albicilla, ern, erne, gray sea eagle, grey sea eagle, white-tailed sea eagle
bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland
Haliaeetus leucorhyphus, fishing eagle
of southeast Europe and central Asia
Type of:
bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird
any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals

n an emblem representing power

“the Roman eagle
Type of:
allegory, emblem
a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
2

n (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

Type of:
score
a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest

v shoot two strokes under par

“She eagled the hole”
Synonyms:
double birdie
Type of:
shoot
throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective

v shoot in two strokes under par

Type of:
hit, rack up, score, tally
gain points in a game
3

n a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars

Type of:
coin
a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money

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