adjective Etymology: Latin aquilinus, from aquila eagle Date: 1646 1. curving like an eagle's beak <
an aquiline nose
2. of, relating to, or resembling an eagle • aquilinity noun

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  • Aquiline — Aq ui*line (?; 277), a. [L. aquilinus, fr. aquila eagle: cf. F. aquilin. See {Eagle}. ] 1. Belonging to or like an eagle. [1913 Webster] 2. Curving; hooked; prominent, like the beak of an eagle; applied particularly to the nose [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aquiline — [ak′wə līn΄, ak′wəlin] adj. [L aquilinus < aquila, eagle] 1. of or like an eagle 2. curved or hooked like an eagle s beak [an aquiline nose] …   English World dictionary

  • aquiline — (adj.) curved like an eagle s beak, 1640s, originally in English in reference to long, hooked noses, from L. aquilinus of or like an eagle, from aquila eagle, of uncertain origin, usually explained as the dark bird; Cf. aquilus blackish, of the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aquiline — ► ADJECTIVE 1) like an eagle. 2) (of a nose) curved like an eagle s beak. ORIGIN Latin aquilinus, from aquila eagle …   English terms dictionary

  • Aquiline — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Aquiline est un nom propre qui peut désigner : Sommaire 1 Prénom ou patronyme 2 Saintes chrétien …   Wikipédia en Français

  • aquiline — [[t]æ̱kwɪlaɪn[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If someone has an aquiline nose or profile, their nose is large, thin, and usually curved. [FORMAL] He had black hair, a thin aquiline nose, and deep set brown eyes …   English dictionary

  • aquiline — adjective 1 aquiline nose an aquiline nose has a curved shape like the beak of an eagle 2 like an eagle …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • aquiline — adjective /ˈæk.wɪ.laɪn/ of, pertaining to, or characteristic of eagles. Franks aquiline nose jutted out from underneath his glasses …   Wiktionary

  • aquiline — adj. Aquiline is used with these nouns: ↑feature, ↑nose …   Collocations dictionary

  • aquiline — Synonyms and related words: Roman nosed, altricial, anserine, anserous, aquiline nosed, avian, avicular, beak nosed, beak shaped, beaked, bill like, bill shaped, billed, birdlike, birdy, clawlike, columbine, crookbilled, crooked, crooknosed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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