Eagle vs Shrew - What's the difference?

eagle | shrew |

As a proper noun eagle

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

As a noun shrew is

any of numerous small mouselike, chiefly nocturnal, mammals of the family soricidae.

As a verb shrew is

(obsolete|transitive) to beshrew; to curse.




(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

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    (en noun)
  • Any of numerous small mouselike, chiefly nocturnal, mammals of the family Soricidae.
  • An ill-tempered, nagging woman: a scold.
  • You'd better not stay out late tonight — your mother is quite a shrew and you'll never hear the end of it.


    * (mouselike mammal) ranny (obsolete)


    * (mouselike mammal) common shrew

    Derived terms

    * elephant shrew * Etruscan shrew * hardishrew * jumping shrew * Nelson's small-eared shrew * shrew-run * shrewd * shrewish * tree shrew


    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To beshrew; to curse.
  • * Chaucer
  • I shrew myself.