What is eagle?

  • (noun): Any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight.
    Synonyms: bird of Jove
    See also — Additional definitions below


Eagle is a common name for some members of the bird family Accipitridae, and belong to several genera which are not necessarily closely related to each other. Most of the more than sixty species occur in Eurasia and Africa. Outside this area, just eleven species can be found - two species (the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle) in the United States and Canada, nine species in Central America and South America, and three species in Australia.

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Wynford Eagle
... Wynford Eagle is a hamlet and small parish in Dorset, anciently in the hundred of Tollerford, and now in the District of West Dorset, 1.4 miles to the south west of Maiden ... The name Eagle commemorates the mediaeval lords, the family de l'Aigle (de Aquila) ...
McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
... The McDonnell Douglas (now Boeing) F-15E Strike Eagle is an all-weather multirole fighter, derived from the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle ... United States Air Force (USAF) F-15E Strike Eagles can be distinguished from other U.S ... Eagle variants by darker camouflage and conformal fuel tanks mounted along the engine intakes ...
International Mr. Leather - International Mister Bootblack Competition - IMrBB Contest Winners
... preliminary title or sponsor Winner's city 1993-05-30 David Morgan DC Eagle Washington, D.C ... Chicago Eagle Chicago Hellfire Club Chicago, Illinois 1995-05-28 Tim Cousins DC Eagle Washington, D.C ... Nelson The Cuff Seattle, Washington 1997-05-25 "Driller" SF Eagle Daddy's Bar San Francisco, California 1998-05-24 Matthew Duncan Centaur MC Washington, D.C ...
Myth of Etana
... says that Etana was desperate to have a child, until one day he helped save an eagle from starving, who then took him up into the sky to find the plant of birth ... In the detailed form of the legend, there is a tree with the eagle's nest at the top, and a serpent at the base ... Both the serpent and eagle have promised Utu (the sun god) to behave well toward one another, and they share food with their children ...

More definitions of "eagle":

  • (noun): An emblem representing power.
    Example: "The Roman eagle"
  • (noun): A former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars.
  • (verb): Shoot in two strokes under par.
  • (noun): (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole.

Famous quotes containing the word eagle:

    If the Americans, in addition to the eagle and the Stars and Stripes and the more unofficial symbols of bison, moose and Indian, should ever need another emblem, one which is friendly and pleasant, then I think they should choose the grapefruit. Or rather the half grapefruit, for this fruit only comes in halves, I believe. Practically speaking, it is always yellow, always just as fresh and well served. And it always comes at the same, still hopeful hour of the morning.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    O thou undaunted daughter of desires!
    By all thy dower of lights and fires;
    By all the eagle in thee, all the dove;
    By all thy lives and deaths of love;
    By thy large draughts of intellectual day,
    And by thy thirsts of love more large then they;
    By all thy brim-fill’d Bowls of fierce desire,
    By thy last Morning’s draught of liquid fire;
    By the full kingdom of that final kiss
    That seiz’d thy parting Soul, and seal’d thee his;
    Richard Crashaw (1613?–1649)

    A lover’s eyes will gaze an eagle blind.
    A lover’s ear will hear the lowest sound.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)