eagle

eagle

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of eagle in English

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English

Etymology

From Middle English egle, from Anglo-Norman egle, from Old French aigle, from Latin aquila. Displaced native Middle English ern, earn, arn, from Old English earn. More at erne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈiːɡəl/
  • Rhymes: -iːɡəl

Noun

eagle (plural eagles)

  1. Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.
    Synonyms: erne, broadwing
  2. (heraldry) A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem, e.g. on a coat of arms.
  3. (US, numismatics, historical) A gold coin with a face value of ten dollars, formerly used in the United States.
  4. (historical, numismatics) A 13th-century coin minted in Europe and circulated in England as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.
  5. (golf) A score of two under par for a hole.

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See also

  • (13th-c. counterfeit coin): pollard, rosary, mitre, leonine, scalding, crockard, steeping

Verb

eagle (third-person singular simple present eagles, present participle eagling, simple past and past participle eagled)

  1. (golf) To score an eagle.

Further reading

  • Eagle (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Aegle, aglee

French

Etymology

Borrowed from English eagle.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /iɡl/

Noun

eagle m (plural eagles)

  1. (golf) eagle

Coordinate terms

  • bogey
  • birdie
  • albatros

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