Definitions of eagle

  1. any of various large keen- sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
  2. an emblem representing power; " the Roman eagle"
  3. a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
  4. ( in golf) a score of two strokes under par on a golf hole
  5. ( golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
  6. shoot in two strokes under par
  7. 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.
  8. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.
  9. 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.
  10. A bird of prey of the falcon family; the ten dollar gold piece of the United States.
  11. A large bird of prey: a military standard, carrying the figure of an eagle: a gold coin of the United States, worth ten dollars.
  12. A large bird of prey; gold coin of the U. S., of the value of 10 dollars.
  13. A very large diurnal bird of prey.
  14. A Roman standard bearing the image of an eagle.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
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