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Vulture vs. Eagle

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Main Difference

The main difference between Vulture and Eagle is that the Vulture is a common name for several types of scavenging birds of prey and Eagle is a large carnivore bird.

Wikipedia
  • Vulture (noun)

    Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.

  • Vulture (noun)

    A person who profits from the suffering of others.

    "Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits."

    "ambulance chaser|vampire"

  • Vulture (verb)

    To circle around one's target as if one were a vulture.

    "Rudy vultured when asking the girl out."

  • Eagle (noun)

    Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.

    "erne|broadwing"

  • Eagle (noun)

    A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem, e.g. on a coat of arms.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A gold coin with a face value of ten dollars, formerly used in the United States.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A 13th-century coin minted in Europe and circulated in England as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A score of two under par for a hole.

  • Eagle (verb)

    To score an eagle.

Wiktionary
  • Vulture (noun)

    Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidæ.

  • Eagle (noun)

    Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliæetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaëtus); the imperial eagle of Europe (Aquila mogilnik or Aquila imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliæetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (Haliæetus albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.

  • Eagle (noun)

    A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.

  • Eagle (noun)

    The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people.

Webster Dictionary
  • Vulture (noun)

    any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion

  • Vulture (noun)

    someone who attacks in search of booty

  • Eagle (noun)

    any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight

  • Eagle (noun)

    (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

  • Eagle (noun)

    a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars

  • Eagle (noun)

    an emblem representing power;

    "the Roman eagle"

  • Eagle (verb)

    shoot in two strokes under par

Princeton's WordNet

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