What does eager mean?

Definitions for eager
ˈi gərea·ger

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word eager.

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. Ben Shapiro:

    Miss Ocasio-Cortez, I’m really excited that you’ve been elevated to that position and I would love to have a real conversation with you about the issues. You’ve noted that you think Republicans are afraid to debate you or talk to you or discuss the issues with you, not only am I eager to discuss the issues with you, I’m willing to offer $10,000 to your campaign, today, for you to come on our Sunday special.

  2. Shaun Clarke:

    Bob didn't cause this tragedy, he is eager and anxious to have his day in court.

  3. Cal Jillson:

    If you're white and wealthy, Texas is a great place, however, no Texas governor Republican or Democrat is eager to raise taxes and without that you can't expand access to health care or decrease the cost of higher education.

  4. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis:

    Our government is eager to rationalize the pension system (for example, by limiting early retirement), proceed with partial privatization of public assets, ... create a fully independent tax commission.

  5. Kevin Weil:

    It gives us a basis to go and have productive conversations with regulators around the world, we're eager to do that.

Images & Illustrations of eager

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