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eagle


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Eagle  \Ea"gle\,  n.  [OE.  egle,  F.  aigle,  fr  L.  aquila;  prob. 
  named  from  its  color,  fr  aquilus  dark-colored,  brown;  cf 
  Lith.  aklas  blind.  Cf  {Aquiline}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  large  rapacious  bird  of  the  Falcon  family, 
  esp.  of  the  genera  {Aquila}  and  {Hali[ae]etus}.  The  eagle 
  is  remarkable  for  strength,  size,  graceful  figure, 
  keenness  of  vision,  and  extraordinary  flight.  The  most 
  noted  species  are  the  golden  eagle  ({Aquila 
  chrysa["e]tus});  the  imperial  eagle  of  Europe  ({A. 
  mogilnik  or  imperialis});  the  American  bald  eagle 
  ({Hali[ae]etus  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.  (Astron.)  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. 
 
  Though  the  Roman  eagle  shadow  thee.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Note:  Some  modern  nations,  as  the  United  States,  and  France 
  under  the  Bonapartes,  have  adopted  the  eagle  as  their 
  national  emblem.  Russia,  Austria,  and  Prussia  have  for 
  an  emblem  a  double-headed  eagle. 
 
  {Bald  eagle}.  See  {Bald  eagle}. 
 
  {Bold  eagle}.  See  under  {Bold}. 
 
  {Double  eagle},  a  gold  coin  of  the  United  States  worth  twenty 
  dollars. 
 
  {Eagle  hawk}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  crested,  South  American 
  hawk  of  the  genus  {Morphnus}. 
 
  {Eagle  owl}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  large  owl  of  the  genus  {Bubo}, 
  and  allied  genera;  as  the  American  great  horned  owl  ({Bubo 
  Virginianus}),  and  the  allied  European  species  ({B. 
  maximus}).  See  {Horned  owl}. 
 
  {Eagle  ray}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  large  species  of  ray  of  the  genus 
  {Myliobatis}  (esp.  {M.  aquila}). 
 
  {Eagle  vulture}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  large  West  African  bid 
  ({Gypohierax  Angolensis}),  intermediate,  in  several 
  respects,  between  the  eagles  and  vultures. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eagle 
  n  1:  any  of  various  large  keen-sighted  diurnal  birds  of  prey 
  noted  for  their  broad  wings  and  strong  soaring  flight 
  [syn:  {bird  of  Jove}] 
  2:  (in  golf)  a  score  of  two  strokes  under  par  on  a  golf  hole 
  3:  a  former  gold  coin  in  US  worth  10  dollars 
  4:  an  emblem  representing  power;  "the  Roman  eagle" 
  v  :  shoot  in  two  strokes  under  par,  of  a  golf  hole 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Eagle,  AK  (city,  FIPS  20380) 
  Location:  64.77815  N,  141.20063  W 
  Population  (1990):  168  (146  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Eagle,  CO  (town,  FIPS  22200) 
  Location:  39.65564  N,  106.82544  W 
  Population  (1990):  1580  (624  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  81631 
  Eagle,  ID  (city,  FIPS  23410) 
  Location:  43.69353  N,  116.35478  W 
  Population  (1990):  3327  (1238  housing  units) 
  Area:  13.0  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  83616 
  Eagle,  MI  (village,  FIPS  23560) 
  Location:  42.80978  N,  84.79052  W 
  Population  (1990):  120  (42  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  48822 
  Eagle,  NE  (village,  FIPS  14100) 
  Location:  40.81606  N,  96.43206  W 
  Population  (1990):  1047  (374  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  68347 
  Eagle,  WI  (village,  FIPS  21425) 
  Location:  42.87963  N,  88.47127  W 
  Population  (1990):  1182  (400  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  53119 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Eagle 
 
  A  {dBASE}-like  dialect  bundled  with  {Emerald  Bay},  sold  by 
  {Migent}  from  1986-1988,  later  renamed  {Vulcan}  when  {Wayne 
  Ratliff}  reacquired  the  product. 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Eagle 
  (Herb.  nesher;  properly  the  griffon  vulture  or  great  vulture,  so 
  called  from  its  tearing  its  prey  with  its  beak),  referred  to  for 
  its  swiftness  of  flight  (Deut.  28:49;  2  Sam.  1:23),  its  mounting 
  high  in  the  air  (Job  39:27),  its  strength  (Ps.  103:5),  its 
  setting  its  nest  in  high  places  (Jer.  49:16),  and  its  power  of 
  vision  (Job  39:27-30). 
 
  This  "ravenous  bird"  is  a  symbol  of  those  nations  whom  God 
  employs  and  sends  forth  to  do  a  work  of  destruction,  sweeping 
  away  whatever  is  decaying  and  putrescent  (Matt.  24:28;  Isa. 
  46:11;  Ezek.  39:4;  Deut.  28:49;  Jer.  4:13;  48:40).  It  is  said 
  that  the  eagle  sheds  his  feathers  in  the  beginning  of  spring, 
  and  with  fresh  plumage  assumes  the  appearance  of  youth.  To  this 
  allusion  is  made  in  Ps  103:5  and  Isa.  40:31.  God's  care  over 
  his  people  is  likened  to  that  of  the  eagle  in  training  its  young 
  to  fly  (Ex.  19:4;  Deut.  32:11,  12).  An  interesting  illustration 
  is  thus  recorded  by  Sir  Humphry  Davy:,  "I  once  saw  a  very 
  interesting  sight  above  the  crags  of  Ben  Nevis.  Two  parent 
  eagles  were  teaching  their  offspring,  two  young  birds,  the 
  maneuvers  of  flight.  They  began  by  rising  from  the  top  of  the 
  mountain  in  the  eye  of  the  sun.  It  was  about  mid-day,  and  bright 
  for  the  climate.  They  at  first  made  small  circles,  and  the  young 
  birds  imitated  them  They  paused  on  their  wings,  waiting  till 
  they  had  made  their  flight,  and  then  took  a  second  and  larger 
  gyration,  always  rising  toward  the  sun,  and  enlarging  their 
  circle  of  flight  so  as  to  make  a  gradually  ascending  spiral.  The 
  young  ones  still  and  slowly  followed,  apparently  flying  better 
  as  they  mounted;  and  they  continued  this  sublime  exercise, 
  always  rising  till  they  became  mere  points  in  the  air,  and  the 
  young  ones  were  lost,  and  afterwards  their  parents,  to  our 
  aching  sight."  (See  Isa.  40:31.) 
 
  There  have  been  observed  in  Palestine  four  distinct  species  of 
  eagles,  (1)  the  golden  eagle  (Aquila  chrysaetos);  (2)  the 
  spotted  eagle  (Aquila  naevia);  (3)  the  common  species,  the 
  imperial  eagle  (Aquila  heliaca);  and  (4)  the  Circaetos  gallicus 
  which  preys  on  reptiles.  The  eagle  was  unclean  by  the  Levitical 
  law  (Lev.  11:13;  Deut.  14:12). 
 




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