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"

Wiktionary

  1. eagernoun

    A tidal bore.

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

  2. eageradjective

    sharp; sour; acid.

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

  3. eageradjective

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

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

  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.

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

  5. eageradjective

    brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

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

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

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

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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British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Ted Cruz:

    In my view, American boots on the ground should always be the last step, and we need to exercise other steps before that, we have the availability of overwhelming air power, and we have boots on the ground that are ready and eager to fight -- the Peshmerga -- and they lack sufficient tools and equipment to do so.

  2. Noah Wunsch:

    We are eager to see where this sale takes us, not only in future sneaker offerings, but also in other new luxury lifestyle areas.

  3. Dough Hughes:

    I've always been concerned that I might spend time behind bars, and I'm not eager for jail time, i accepted the consequences of what I was doing because I believe it is critical we return our democracy to the people, and that can be done with the solutions that have already been defined.

  4. Rachel Bishop:

    For people who aren't eager to have a medical appointment, the first thing is to try on some low-strength, over-the-counter reading glasses. Hold up something to read and pick the lowest number Rachel Bishop can comfortably read at the distance Rachel Bishop like to work.

  5. John Hunter:

    Mr. Howerton is ready and eager to vindicate himself in court. He’s innocent of the charges, and he’s doing the right thing. If someone has a warrant out for his arrest, then he needs to turn himself in.

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