What does Eager mean?

Definitions for Eager
ˈi gərea·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eageradjective

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

  2. eageradjective

    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"


  1. eagernoun

    A tidal bore.

  2. eageradjective

    sharp; sour; acid.

  3. eageradjective

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

  4. eageradjective

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

  5. eageradjective

    brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. EAGERadjective

    Etymology: eagor, Saxon; aigre, French.

    Of action eager, and intent of thought,
    The chiefs your honourable danger sought. John Dryden, Ovid.

    Eager to read the rest, Achates came. John Dryden, Æn.

    With joy th’ ambitious youth his mother heard,
    And eager for the journey soon prepar’d;
    He longs the world beneath him to survey,
    To guide the chariot, and to give the day. Dryden.

    Love inflam’d, and eager on his bliss,
    Smother’d her words. Joseph Addison, Ovid’s Metam. b. ii.

    Apt as well to quicken the spirits as to allay that which is too eager. Richard Hooker, b. v. s. 38.

    Nor do the eager clamours of disputants yield more relief to eclipsed truth, than did the sounding brass of old to the labouring moon. Joseph Glanvill, Sceps. c. 19.

    This is not a general character of women, but a reproof of some eager spirited gipsies. Roger L'Estrange.

    Imperfect zeal is hot and eager, without knowledge. Thomas Sprat.

    Palemon replies,
    Eager his tone, and ardent were his eyes. Dryden.

    A man, charged with a crime of which he thinks himself innocent, is apt to be too eager in his own defence. Dryden.

    His Numidian genius
    Is well dispos’d to mischief, were he prompt
    And eager on it; but he must be spurr’d. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    With a sudden vigour it doth posset
    And curd, like eager droppings into milk,
    The thin and wholsome blood. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    The air bites shrewdly; it is very cold.
    —— It is a nipping and an eager air. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    The resistance of bone to cold is greater than of flesh; for that the flesh shrinketh, but the bone resisteth, whereby the cold becometh more eager. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 688.

    Gold will be sometimes so eager, as artists call it, that it will as little endure the hammer as glass itself. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Eageradjective

    sharp; sour; acid

  2. Eageradjective

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe

  3. Eageradjective

    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. Eageradjective

    brittle; inflexible; not ductile

  5. Eagernoun

    same as Eagre


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Eager

    ē′gėr, adj. excited by desire: ardent to do or obtain: (obs.) earnest: keen, severe, sour, acid, bitter.—adv. Ea′gerly.—n. Ea′gerness. [O. Fr. aigre—L. acer, acris, sharp.]

  2. Eager

    Same as Eagre.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. eager

    See EAGRE.

Editors Contribution

  1. eager

    Motivated to do, learn or succeed.

    He was so eager with the thought of his new job so he was prepared in advance, knew what train to take and who he was to meet on this first day.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 3, 2016  

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  2. Eager

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. EAGER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Eager is ranked #13246 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Eager surname appeared 2,305 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Eager.

    88.2% or 2,035 total occurrences were White.
    6.4% or 148 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 56 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 34 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 14 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

Anagrams for Eager »

  1. agree

  2. eagre

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eager in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Eager in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Eager in a Sentence

  1. 16 Idaho Law Review 407, 420 - 1980.:

    A venturesome minority will always be eager to get off on their own... let them take risks, for Godsake, let them get lost, sunburnt, stranded, drowned, eaten by bears, buried alive under avalanches- that is the right and privilege of any free American.

  2. The Fed:

    You combine that with the fact that the tone that the Fed struck yesterday at its meeting suggests that while a reduction in stimulus is certainly coming, the Fed is not particularly eager to start tightening policy dramatically in the near term.

  3. Dennis Quaid:

    Special Screening at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Oct. 20, 2019 in Honolulu, Hawaii. ( Photo by Marco Garcia/Getty Images for Lionsgate Entertainment) Dennis Quaid, 65, AND PHD STUDENT Laura Savoie, 26, WILL MARRY WITHIN THE YEAR, STAR SAYS Quaid also shared it was never his intention to find someone Savoies age. I didnt go out looking for an age gap or someone really younger than me, he explained. I met Laura Savoie at a business event and then the relationship developed. You have no control over who you fall in love with, he continued. I dont fall in love easily. But I cant let what a few people think control all that. Ive been married three times and this is the final one, I know it is. I feel like I have a real partner in life. Quaid was previously dating longtime girlfriend Santa Auzina, whom he was last photographed with in December 2018, People Magazine reported. The couple, who were together for a little over two years, began dating after Dennis Quaid split from Dennis Quaid wife of 12 years, Kimberly Buffington, in 2016. The former pair finalized their divorced in April 2018. Quaid was previously married to actress Meg Ryan. The 10-year marriage ended in 2001. Dennis Quaid, 65, DATING PHD STUDENT Laura Savoie, 26 : REPORTS Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan are pictured here in February 2000. Dennis Quaid spoke to Fox News about Dennis Quaid first-ever splurge for the holidays. ( Photo by KMazur/WireImage via Getty) Dennis Quaid HOPES BY SHARING Dennis Quaid STORY WITH PAST ADDICTION ITLL HELP OTHERS : LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL AFTERWARDS And before that, Dennis Quaid was married to actress P.J. Soles from 1978 until 1983. Earlier this month, Dennis Quaid told Entertainment Tonight hes eager to be a married man within the year. Youve got a year, right ? Dennis Quaid told the outlet. And if you go past a year without getting married, then youre suspect. Thats basic etiquette. According to Dennis Quaid, Dennis Quaid and Savoite began planning their wedding the next minute after Dennis Quaid popped the question in Hawaii last month. I think shes looking at wedding dresses today, Dennis Quaid said. Shes got ta get started. Dennis Quaid SHOWS OFF LAURA SAVOIES ENGAGEMENT RING According to People Magazine, this photo shows Dennis Quaid and Laura Savoie on May 14, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. ( Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) DENNIS QUAID ON NATASHA RICHARDSONS DEATH 10 YEARS LATER : SHES A BEAUTIFUL PERSON In late October, Dennis Quaid confirmed to Extra Dennis Quaid proposed to the 26-year-old after several months of dating. I had the ring in my pocket, Dennis Quaid gushed to the outlet. It has been kind of a month-and-a-half plan I wanted it to be private. At the time, Dennis Quaid revealed Dennis Quaid waited for the perfect sunset to pop the question. She was actually taking a selfie of us, and I put the ring in front and said, Will you marry me ? And then she fell down.

  4. Francois La Rochefoucauld:

    The reason why so few people are agreeable in conversation is that each is thinking more about what he intends to say than about what others are saying, and we never listen when we are eager to speak.

  5. Oscar Munoz:

    Although we are disappointed by this outcome we are eager to get right back to the table.

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