Definitions of eagle

  1. any of various large keen- sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
  2. shoot in two strokes under par, of a golf hole
  3. an emblem representing power; " the Roman eagle"
  4. a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
  5. ( in golf) a score of two strokes under par on a golf hole
  6. ( golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
  7. shoot in two strokes under par
  8. Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle ( Aquila chrysaetus); the imperial eagle of Europe ( A. mogilnik / imperialis); the American bald eagle ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle ( H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle ( Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle.
  9. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.
  10. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people.
  11. A bird of prey of the falcon family; the ten dollar gold piece of the United States.
  12. A large bird of prey: a military standard, carrying the figure of an eagle: a gold coin of the United States, worth ten dollars.
  13. A large bird of prey; gold coin of the U. S., of the value of 10 dollars.
  14. A very large diurnal bird of prey.
  15. A gold coin of the United States, value $ 10.
  16. A Roman standard bearing the image of an eagle.
  17. A rapacious bird of the genus falco, regarded as the " king" of birds for its size, strength, and courage, power of flight and keenness of vision; one of the most noble bearings in armoury, as the emblem of magnanimity and fortitude, and adopted by France, Prussia, and other nations, as the national emblem and standard; a gold coin of the United States of the value of ten dollars; the constellation Aquila, in the northern hemisphere.
  18. A large bird of prey; from the figure of an eagle, the military standard of anc. Rome, now of France, and of U. S. of Amer.; in Amer. a gold coin equal to 10 dollars.

Usage examples for eagle

  1. The eagle in the great forest flew swiftly, but the Eastwind flew more swiftly still. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  2. All of a sudden she heard the cry of a sea- eagle, and from the kitchen came a like cry, in answer. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  3. And the Black Eagle, I dare say, is about the same. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  4. You went down to Eagle, didn't you? – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  5. And so on, step by step, till we reach the eye of an eagle. – Thoughts on Religion by George John Romanes
  6. " We are quite safe here, for I am sure no shot from a gun could reach us," said the eagle. – Policeman Bluejay by L. Frank Baum
  7. And so when Eagle- eye heard what the people said, she pushed her way through the crowd. – The Later Cave-Men by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
  8. But an eagle carried him to a place of safety, and when he grew up he delivered Erech from its foes, and made it the seat of his kingdom. – Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations by Archibald Sayce
  9. He watched her slip the eagle into a slot, held his breath as her fingers darted across the key board. – Sinister Paradise by Robert Moore Williams
  10. The engagement must have been very short, for from the time of his joining the Navy in 1755 to his return from Newfoundland in 1762, his leave on shore had been very limited, and, with the exception perhaps of a day or two between leaving the Eagle and joining the Solebay, and again when leaving the latter ship for the Pembroke, none of his time was spent in London. – The Life of Captain James Cook by Arthur Kitson
  11. " They no cross river," he said; " all canoes here, dogs no get scent, all back to swamp, we find um there, you, War- Eagle, watch canoes." – The Gentleman from Everywhere by James Henry Foss
  12. It was the down trip, and the boat was in Eagle Bend when Henry Clemens appeared on the hurricane deck with an announcement from the captain of a landing a little lower down. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  13. Eagle Ridge, sometimes called Little Middle Bank. – Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine by Walter H. Rich
  14. The blunder was great; yet in the end its consequences were disastrous, not to those who committed, but to him whose eagle- eye detected it, and who could not resist the temptation which it presented, to make one warlike effort more. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart
  15. " Let him make rain, then," said Pretty Eagle. – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  16. " That is a white- headed eagle," said Winthrop. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner