Try Our Apps


The saddest words

half eagle

a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars.
Origin of half eagle
An Americanism dating back to 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for half eagle
Historical Examples
  • Once upon a time the ambrosia was robbed from the gods by Garuda, half giant and half eagle, the enemy of serpents.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • In the natural history of the ancients, an imaginary animal, half lion and half eagle.

  • Here, my lad, I have thought better of it; here is a half eagle.

    Ishmael Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Etana secures the assistance or a giant eagle who is an enemy of serpents like the Indian Garuda, half giant, half eagle.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for half eagle

half eagle

a former US gold coin worth five dollars
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for half eagle

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for half

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for half eagle