The definition of an eagle is a bird of prey with powerful wings and strong eyesight, or something resembling this bird on a seal or drawing, or a golf score equal to two strokes under par.noun
- An example of an eagle is the bald eagle.
- An example of an eagle is a drawing of a flying prey bird on a national shield.
- An example of an eagle is taking only two strokes to get a golf ball in the cup on a par four hole.
- any of a number of large, strong, flesh-eating accipitrine birds of prey noted for their sharp vision and powerful wings, as the bald eagle
- a representation of the eagle, used as a symbol or emblem of a nation, etc.; esp.,
- the military standard of the Roman Empire
- ☆ the national emblem of the U.S.
- ☆ the military insigne of a colonel in the U.S. armed forces (captain in the U.S. Navy)
- ☆ a former U.S. gold coin worth $10
- ☆ Golf a score of two under par on any hole
Origin: ME egle < OFr aigle < L aquila, eagle
Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Any of various large diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae, including members of the genera Aquila and Haliaeetus, characterized by a powerful hooked bill, keen vision, long broad wings, and strong soaring flight.
- A representation of an eagle used as an emblem or insignia.
- A gold coin formerly used in the United States, stamped with an eagle on the reverse side and having a face value of ten dollars.
- Sports A golf score of two strokes under par on a hole.
Origin: Middle English egle, from Anglo-Norman, from Old Provençal aigla, from Latin aquila.