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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. A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
  11. 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.
  12. Members of the Falconiformes order of birds, family Accipitridae. They are characterized by their powerful talons, which carry long, curved, pointed claws and by their opposable hindtoe.
  13. A bird of prey of the falcon family; the ten dollar gold piece of the United States.
  14. A large bird of prey: a military standard, carrying the figure of an eagle: a gold coin of the United States, worth ten dollars.
  15. A large bird of prey; gold coin of the U. S., of the value of 10 dollars.
  16. A very large diurnal bird of prey.
  17. A gold coin of the United States, value $ 10.
  18. A Roman standard bearing the image of an eagle.
  19. 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.
  20. 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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Quotes of eagle

  1. The Eagle has landed. – Neil Armstrong
  2. First I shall name the eagle of which there are three species: the great grey eagle is the largest, of great strength and high flight; he chiefly preys on fawns and other young quadrupeds. – William Bartram
  3. I have never forgotten my days as an Eagle Scout. I didn't know it at the time, but what really came out of my Scouting was learning how to lead and serve the community. It has come in handy in my career in government. – Lloyd Bentsen
  4. Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle – Ken Blanchard
  5. Fate is not an eagle it creeps like a rat. – Elizabeth Bowen
  6. You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle – William J. Clinton
  7. As the eagle was killed by the arrow winged with his own feather, so the hand of the world is wounded by its own skill. – Helen Keller
  8. My first figure was a SLAYER eagle And the dragons and the tribals are all I have got. – Kerry King
  9. Among my activities was membership in the Boy Scouts; I rose each year through the ranks, eventually achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and undertaking leadership roles in the organization. – Frederick Reines
  10. There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. – Carl Sandburg
  11. I've always believed the greater danger is not aiming too high, but too low, settling for a bogey rather than shooting for an eagle – Peter Scott
  12. You know, I'm an eagle flying around in the mountains. – Link Wray

Usage examples for eagle

  1. Eagle Ridge, sometimes called Little Middle Bank. – Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine by Walter H. Rich
  2. " That is a white- headed eagle said Winthrop. – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner
  3. 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
  4. You went down to Eagle didn't you? – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  5. 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
  6. And the Black Eagle I dare say, is about the same. – The Firm of Girdlestone by Arthur Conan Doyle
  7. Great Eagle wants to know if his white friends have seen them? – Bring Me His Ears by Clarence E. Mulford
  8. He pointed to the real Quorn, who had retained his seat upon the floor, and whom, owing to his position behind the door, Doutfire's eagle glance had so far not taken in. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. He had put away his own big brown eagle and was flying the kite he had just won. – Peeps at Many Lands: Japan by John Finnemore
  12. 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
  13. And so on, step by step, till we reach the eye of an eagle – Thoughts on Religion by George John Romanes
  14. A few turns with the clutch thrown out showed the engine was running as true as on the day the Golden Eagle made her trial trip. – The Boy Aviators in Africa by Captain Wilbur Lawton
  15. The eagle in the great forest flew swiftly, but the Eastwind flew more swiftly still. – Stories from Hans Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen
  16. 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
  17. " 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
  18. " Let him make rain, then," said Pretty Eagle – Red Men and White by Owen Wister
  19. 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
  20. " 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

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