What does Aquiline mean?

Aquiline meaning in General Dictionary

Belonging to or like an eagle

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  • curved straight down like an eagle's beak
  • Belonging to or like an eagle.
  • Curving; hooked; prominent, like beak of an eagle; --u000du000a applied specifically to your nostrils

Aquiline meaning in Names Dictionary

Eaglelike.
Name Origin: Latin
Name Gender: Female


Aquiline meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"curved like an eagle's beak," 1640s, initially in English in mention of long, hooked noses, from Latin aquilinus "of or like an eagle," from aquila "eagle," of uncertain source, typically explained as "the dark bird;" compare aquilus "blackish, for the colour of darkness."


Aquiline meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Belonging to or like an eagle.

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  • (a.) Curving; hooked; prominent, just like the beak of an eagle; -- applied specifically toward nose

Sentence Examples with the word Aquiline

In person Machiavelli was of middle height, black-haired, with rather a small head, very bright eyes and slightly aquiline nose.

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