Eagle vs Eagre - What's the difference?

eagle | eagre |

As a proper noun eagle

is the landing unit of apollo 11 or eagle can be a city in alaska.

As an adjective eagre is


As a noun eagre is

a tidal bore.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.
  • (heraldiccharge) A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem, e.g. on a coat of arms.
  • (US, currency) A gold coin with a face value of $10.00 formerly used in the United States.
  • (golf) A score of two under par for a hole.
  • Derived terms

    (terms derived from the carnivorous bird) * American eagle * bald eagle * eagle-eye, eagle-eyed * eaglehawk * eagle owl * Eagle Scout * eaglestone * eaglet * fish eagle * golden eagle * Haast's eagle * Philippine eagle * (red-backed sea-eagle) * sea eagle * spread eagle * wedge-tailed eagle * (white-bellied sea eagle) * (white-breasted sea eagle) * white-tailed eagle * double eagle * half eagle


    * (Accipitridae) erne, broadwing


  • (golf) To score an eagle.
  • Anagrams

    * (l) ----



    Etymology 1

    See (eager)


    (en adjective)
  • * 1614 , Walter Raleigh, The History of the World , Book III., Chapter VII., page #66:
  • How?oeuer it were, the Laced√¶monians'' being no le??e wearied of the warre, than the ''Athenians'' were eagre to pur?ue it, the one obtained their ea?e, and the other the execution and honor which they de?ired : for all the ''Greekes'' (tho?e of ''Peloponme?us'' excepted) willingly ?ubiected them?elues to the commandment of the ''Athenians which was both beginning of their greatne??e in that pre?ent age, and of their ruine in the next ?ucceeding.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Alternative forms

    * aegir, eygre


    (en noun)
  • a tidal bore
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1896 , author=Bret Harte , title=In a hollow of the hills: and other tales? , page=210 citation , passage=A large wave like an eagre , diverging from its bow, was extending to either bank, swamping the tules and threatening to submerge the lower levees.}}
    * tidal bore, bore