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Definition of Eagle


  1. 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.
  2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.
  3. A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
  4. 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.

Eagle Quotations

The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror!
Joyce Meyer

You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.
William J. Clinton

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.
Neil Armstrong

Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.
Ken Blanchard

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
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Eagle Translations

eagle in Afrikaans is arend
eagle in Dutch is arend, adelaar
eagle in Finnish is kotka
eagle in French is aigle
eagle in German is Adler {m}
eagle in Hungarian is sas
eagle in Latin is aquila
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