Definition of Eager

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

Exact synonyms: Aegir, Bore, Eagre, Tidal Bore
Generic synonyms: Tidal Current, Tidal Flow



2. Adjective. Having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy. "An eager look"
Similar to: Anxious, Dying, Hot, Impatient, Raring, Overeager
Also: Enthusiastic
Derivative terms: Eagerness
Antonyms: Uneager

Definition of Eager

1. a. Sharp; sour; acid.

2. n. Same as Eagre.

Definition of Eager

1. Noun. A tidal bore. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) sharp; sour; acid. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) sharp; keen; bitter; severe. ¹

4. Adjective. Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement. ¹

5. Adjective. brittle; inflexible; not ductile. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eager

1. impatiently longing [adj -GERER, -GEREST] : EAGERLY [adv] / eagre [n -S] - See also: eagre

Medical Definition of Eager

1. 1. Sharp; sour; acid. "Like eager droppings into milk." 2. Sharp; keen; bitter; severe. "A nipping and an eager air." "Eager words." 3. 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. "And gazed for tidings in my eager eyes." (Shak) "How eagerly ye follow my disgraces!" (Shak) "When to her eager lips is brought Her infant's thrilling kiss." (Keble) "A crowd of eager and curious schoolboys." (Hawthorne) "Conceit and grief an eager combat fight." (Shak) 4. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile. "Gold will be sometimes so eager, as artists call it, that it will as little endure the hammer as glass itself." (Locke) Synonym: Earnest, ardent, vehement, hot, impetuous, fervent, intense, impassioned, zealous, forward. Origin: OE. Egre sharp, sour, eager, OF. Agre, aigre, F. Aigre, fr. L. Acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. Highest, extreme, Skr. Ara point; fr. A root signifying to be sharp. Cf. Acrid, Edge. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eager

ea.
each
each(a)
each and every
each day
each month
each other
each to his own
each week
each year
eaches
eachother
eachwhere
eadish
eadishes
eager (current term)
eager beavers
eagerer
eagerest
eagerly
eagerness
eagernesses
eagers
eagle
eagle-eyed
eagle-owl
eagle eye
eagle owl
eagle owls

Literary usage of Eager

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1. Ivanhoe: A Romance by Walter Scott (1895)
"... with these singular accompaniments, is as interesting to the lovers of the picturesque, as the interior of the castle is to the eager antiquary, ..."

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