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."

Definitions of eagle
  1. noun
    any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
    synonyms: bird of Jove
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    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
    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
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    bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird
    any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
  2. noun
    an emblem representing power
    “the Roman eagle
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    allegory, emblem
    a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
  3. noun
    (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
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    a number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game or contest
  4. verb
    shoot two strokes under par
    “She eagled the hole”
    synonyms: double birdie
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    throw or propel in a specific direction or towards a specific objective
  5. verb
    shoot in two strokes under par
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    hit, rack up, score, tally
    gain points in a game
  6. noun
    a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
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    a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money
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