Meaning of “eagle” in the English Dictionary

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"eagle" in British English

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eaglenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈiː.ɡəl/ us /ˈiː.ɡəl/

B2 a large, strong bird with a curved beak that eats meat and can see very well

Examples

  • Above the mountain, eagles circled in soundless flight.
  • We saw the eagle swoop from the sky to catch its prey.

Examples from literature

  • 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. 
  • Sometime in the 1950s, Mr. Owoo made a beautiful chair in the shape of a large bird, an eagle. 

(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)