Aquila definition

  • noun:
    • A constellation in the Northern Hemisphere together with Milky Method near Aquarius and Serpens Cauda.
    • A genus of eagles.
    • A northern constellation southerly from Lyra and Cygnus and preceding the Dolphin; the Eagle.
    • In ornithology, a genus of wild birds founded by Brisson in 1760, but having no figures by which it may be exactly defined.
    • A northern constellation positioned in the Milky Method, nearly south of Lyra, and containing the brilliant celebrity Altair.
    • [lowercase; pl. aquilæ (-lē).] A reading-desk by means of an eagle.
    • a constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus; provides the celebrity Altair
    • the provincial capital associated with the Abruzzi region in central Italy
    • a genus of Accipitridae
  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic genus inside the family members Accipitridae. Circumscription and placement of the genus is determined by taxonomic standpoint.
    • A summer constellation of this northern sky, believed to look like an eagle. It includes the star Altair.
    • An early Christian, the husband of Priscilla.

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