Meaning of “eagle” in the English Dictionary

"eagle" in English

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eaglenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiː.ɡəl/ us /ˈiː.ɡəl/

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  • Eagles are one of the largest and strongest birds in the world. 
  • Eagles often build their nests at the top of tall trees or on mountains where their babies are safe from other animals. 
  • Eagles use their powerful eyes to find food. 
  • Eagles use their strong wings to fly fast and high in the sky. 
  • Even from high up, eagles can see things very far below them. 
  • Penguins swim with their flippers, and eagles fly with their wings. 
  • And he, too, in that moment saw far up above him the beating of an eagle's wings. 
  • As much as wolves the shepherds feared the eagles. 
  • Behind them the old eagle watched with outstretched wings, the great free bird which we stamp on American silver, backed with "In God We Trust." 
  • Emus, eagles, parrots, white swans and overgrown pelicans of many varieties, enrich the ornithological kingdom, while among insects and reptiles are found some less desirable specimens, such as tarantulas. 
  • The ravens were gathering fast now, knowing that what fell from above must needs be their prey, and two great eagles were wheeling high overhead, waiting. 

(Definition of “eagle” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eagle" in American English

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eaglenoun [ C ]

us /ˈi·ɡəl/

a large, strong bird with a curved beak that eats meat and has good sight

(Definition of “eagle” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"eagle" in Business English

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eaglenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiːɡl/ us also American eagle MONEY

an American gold or silver coin that people collect or use as an investment:

American eagles have become leading bullion coin investment products.

(Definition of “eagle” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)