What does eager mean?

Definitions for eager
ˈi gərea·ger

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. eager(Noun)

    A tidal bore.

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

  2. eager(Adjective)

    sharp; sour; acid.

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

  3. eager(Adjective)

    sharp; keen; bitter; severe.

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

  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.

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

  5. eager(Adjective)

    brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

    Etymology: 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

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. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.

  2. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    When I see a dancing butterfly, when I see a half blooming flower, their eager wish to make this world happy, my mind dances with joy, my soul emerges in happiness.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    But I think it'll be important to show the American people, this was a decision made reluctantly, this was a decision forced upon us, rather than something we were eager to embrace.

  4. Aeschylus:

    When one is willing and eager, the Gods join in.

  5. Brad Sherman:

    Recent disclosures by Donald Trump Jr. indicate that Trump’s campaign was eager to receive assistance from Russia, it now seems likely that the president had something to hide when he tried to curtail the investigation of national security adviser Michael Flynn and the wider Russian probe.

Images & Illustrations of eager

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