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eagle

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noun ea·gle \ˈē-gəl\

Definition of eagle

  1. 1 :  any of various large diurnal birds of prey (family Accipitridae) noted for their strength, size, keenness of vision, and powers of flight

  2. 2a :  the eagle-bearing standard of the ancient Romansb :  one of a pair of eagle-bearing silver insignia of rank worn by a military colonel or a navy captain

  3. 3 :  a gold coin of the U.S. bearing an eagle on the reverse and usually having a value of ten dollars

  4. 4 :  a golf score of two strokes less than par on a hole — compare birdie

  5. 5 capitalized [Fraternal Order of Eagles] :  a member of a major fraternal order

Examples of eagle in a Sentence

  1. She made an eagle on the fourth hole.

  2. She made eagle on the fourth hole.

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Origin and Etymology of eagle

Middle English egle, from Anglo-French egle, aigle, from Latin aquila


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eagle

verb ea·gle

Definition of eagle

eagled

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eagling

play \ˈē-g(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to score an eagle on (a golf hole)

Examples of eagle in a Sentence

  1. She eagled the fourth hole.

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First Known Use of eagle

1934



EAGLE Defined for English Language Learners

eagle

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Definition of eagle for English Language Learners

  • : a large bird that has very good eyesight and that kills other birds and animals for food

  • golf : a golf score of two strokes less than par on a hole

eagle

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Definition of eagle for English Language Learners

  • : to score an eagle on (a hole in golf)


EAGLE Defined for Kids

eagle

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noun ea·gle \ˈē-gəl\

Definition of eagle for Students

  1. :  a large bird of prey noted for keen sight and powerful flight



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