Definitions for eagerˈi gər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ea•gerˈi gər(adj.)

  1. characterized by keen or enthusiastic desire or interest; impatiently longing:

    eager to try it.

  2. characterized by or revealing earnestness or expectancy:

    an eager look.

  3. Archaic. keen; sharp; biting.

Origin of eager:

1250–1300; ME egre < AF, OF egre, aigre < VL *ācrus for L ācer sharp

ea′ger•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager(adj)

    a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

  2. eager(adj)

    having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

    "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. eager(adjective)ˈi gər

    enthusiastic about doing sth

    eager for a chance to prove himself; She's eager to return home.

Wiktionary

  1. eager(Noun)

    A tidal bore.

  2. eager(Adjective)

    sharp; sour; acid.

  3. eager(Adjective)

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

  4. eager(Adjective)

    Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.

  5. eager(Adjective)

    brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

  6. Origin: From eger, from egre, from acer; see acid, acerb, etc. Compare vinegar, alegar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eager(adj)

    sharp; sour; acid

  2. Eager(adj)

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe

  3. Eager(adj)

    excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase

  4. Eager(adj)

    brittle; inflexible; not ductile

  5. Eager(noun)

    same as Eagre

Freebase

  1. Eager

    Eager was a band formed by Patrick Andrew, formerly of the band PFR. Patrick began forming the new band with Greg Pope in 1995. Greg, who was also a songwriter, had been touring with PFR as a backup guitarist. To quell rumors of the unannounced but impending PFR breakup, Patrick publicly explained the new band as just "a side project". The two songwriters recruited drummer Paul Eckberg in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the three moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the fall of 1996. They quickly enlisted Mark Kloos from Raleigh, North Carolina, who was Greg's former bandmate in Apple Green and The Greg Pope Band. The group recorded a self-titled album in early 1997, which Jimmie Lee Sloas produced. It was released that fall. The band continued touring and playing live shows until disbanding in mid-1998. ⁕Patrick Andrew - Vocals, bass ⁕Greg Pope - Vocals, guitar ⁕Mark Kloos - Guitar ⁕Paul Eckberg - Drums, percussion

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'eager' in Adjectives Frequency: #789


Translations for eager

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

eager(adjective)

full of desire, interest etc; keen; enthusiastic

He is always eager to win.

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