eager

  • 1 Eager — Ea ger, a. [OE. egre sharp, sour, eager, OF. agre, aigre, F. aigre, fr. L. acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. ? highest, extreme, Skr. a?ra point; fr. a root signifying to be sharp. Cf. {Acrid}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp; sour; acid. [Obs.] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Eager — ist der Name folgender Personen: Allen Eager (1927–2003), US amerikanischer Jazzsaxophonist Ben Eager (* 1984), kanadischer Eishockeyspieler Vince Eager (* 1940), britischer Pop Musiker Diese Seite ist eine …

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  • 3 eager — eager, avid, keen, anxious, agog, athirst mean actuated by a strong and urgent desire or interest. Eager implies ardor and, often, enthusiasm; it frequently also connotes impatience {it is not a life for fiery and dominant natures, eager to… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Eager — can mean *an enthusiasm to do something *Eager (band) *Eager (novel) …

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  • 5 eager — (adj.) late 13c., strenuous, ardent, fierce, angry, from O.Fr. aigre sour, acid; harsh, bitter, rough; eager greedy; lively, active, forceful, from L. acrem (nom. acer) keen, sharp, pointed, piercing; acute, ardent, zealous (see ACRID (Cf.… …

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  • 6 eager — eager1 [ē′gər] adj. [ME egre < OFr aigre < L acer, sharp, acute, ardent, eager: see ACID] 1. feeling or showing keen desire; impatient or anxious to do or get; ardent 2. Archaic sharp; keen eagerly adv. eagerness n. SYN. EAGER1 implies… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Eager — Ea ger, n. Same as {Eagre}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 eager — I adjective agressive, alacritous, ambitious, anxious, appetent, ardent, aspiring, assiduous, athirst, avid, avidus, bent upon, covetous, craving, desirous, diligent, disposed, earnest, enthusiastic, excited, fanatic, fanatical, fervent, fervidus …

    Law dictionary

  • 9 eager — [adj] anxious, enthusiastic acquisitive, agog, ambitious, antsy, appetent, ardent, athirst, avid, breathless, champing at the bit*, covetous, craving, desiring, desirous, dying to, earnest, fervent, fervid, greedy, gung ho*, hankering, heated,… …

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  • 10 eager — ► ADJECTIVE 1) strongly wanting to do or have. 2) keenly expectant or interested. DERIVATIVES eagerly adverb eagerness noun. ORIGIN originally also in the sense «pungent, sour»: from Old French aigre keen , from Latin acer sharp, pungent …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 eager — 01. I m quite [eager] to start my new job. 02. The kids [eagerly] packed their bags for their trip to Disneyland. 03. The children were really [eager] to see their grandmother after she came home from the hospital. 04. My teenage son s… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 eager — ea|ger [ igər ] adjective ** very enthusiastic about doing something or enthusiastic about something that will happen: She looked at the eager faces waiting for her news. eager to do something: He s so eager to learn that he stays late every… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 eager — adjective 1 very keen and excited about something that is going to happen or about something you want to do: There was a queue of eager schoolchildren outside the theatre. | eager to do sth: Clara was eager to tell her side of the story. | eager… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 eager — adjective 1) small eager faces Syn: keen, enthusiastic, avid, fervent, ardent, motivated, wholehearted, dedicated, committed, earnest; informal gung ho Ant: apathetic 2) we were eager for news …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 eager — adj. 1) eager for (eager for success) 2) eager to + inf. (she s eager to help) * * * [ iːgə] eager to + inf. (she s eager to help) eager for (eager for success) …

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  • 16 eager — ea|ger [ˈi:gə US ər] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: aigre, from Latin acer sharp ] 1.) very keen and excited about something that is going to happen or about something you want to do eager to do sth ▪ I was eager to get back to work… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 eager — [[t]i͟ːgə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, ADJ to inf, ADJ for n If you are eager to do or have something, you want to do or have it very much. Robert was eager to talk about life in the Army... When my own son was five years old, I… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 eager */*/ — UK [ˈiːɡə(r)] / US [ˈɪɡər] adjective very keen to do something or enthusiastic about something that will happen She looked at the eager faces waiting for her news. eager to do something: He s so eager to learn that he stays late every evening.… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 eager — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, only too …

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  • 20 eager — adjective Etymology: Middle English egre, from Anglo French egre, aigre, from Latin acer more at edge Date: 14th century 1. a. archaic sharp b. obsolete sour 2. marked by …

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