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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ee-guh l]
    • /ˈi gəl/
    • /ˈiː.ɡl̩/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-guh l]
    • /ˈi gəl/

Definitions of eagle word

  • noun eagle any of several large, soaring birds of prey belonging to the hawk family Accipitridae, noted for their size, strength, and powers of flight and vision: formerly widespread in North America, eagles are mostly confined to Alaska and a few isolated populations. Compare bald eagle, golden eagle. 1
  • noun eagle a figure or representation of an eagle, much used as an emblem: the Roman eagle. 1
  • noun eagle a standard, seal, or the like bearing such a figure. 1
  • noun eagle one of a pair of silver insignia in the shape of eagles with outstretched wings worn by a colonel in the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps and by a captain in the U.S. Navy. 1
  • noun eagle (initial capital letter) a gold coin of the U.S., traded for investment, available in denominations of 5, 10, 25, and 50 dollars containing 1/10 to 1 troy ounce of gold, having on its reverse a picture of an eagle: first issued in 1986. 1
  • noun eagle a former gold coin of the U.S., issued until 1933, equal to 10 dollars, showing an eagle on its reverse. 1

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Origin of eagle

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English egle < Anglo-French, Old French egle, aigle < Latin aquila, noun use of feminine of aquilus dark-colored

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Parts of speech for Eagle


eagle popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

eagle usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for eagle

noun eagle

  • navigator — Netscape Navigator
  • flier — something that flies, as a bird or insect.
  • pilot — a person duly qualified to steer ships into or out of a harbor or through certain difficult waters.
  • jockey — a person who rides horses professionally in races.
  • ace — An ace is a playing card with a single symbol on it. In most card games, the ace of a particular suit has either the highest or the lowest value of the cards in that suit.

Top questions with eagle

  • how to draw an eagle?
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