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. Mitch McConnell:

    Tuesday can be a new day, this can be the moment the president pivots to a positive posture. This can be a day when he promotes serious realistic reforms that focus on economic growth and don't just spend more money we don't have. We're eager for him to do so.

  2. Nicole Kassell:

    The opportunity to examine the original themes - the quest for courage, love, wisdom and home - feels more timely and urgent than ever, these are profoundly iconic shoes to fill, and I am eager to dance alongside these heroes of my childhood as we pave a newly minted yellow brick road!

  3. 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.

  4. Chuck Schumer:

    Republicans should be warned right here, right now, Democrats are not going to help you pass appropriations bills that lock in senseless, automatically triggered cuts that hurt the middle class, instead, we'll be eager to work with our Republican colleagues to prevent those cuts from taking effect and restoring both defense spending and vital middle class funding in an even way; $1 for defense, $1 for the middle class.

  5. Steve Scalise:

    Rest assured that I plan to be fully engaged in my work as I recover from this surgery and I am eager to be back at the Capitol as soon as my doctors say I'm able.

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