eager definition

  • adjective:
    • Having or showing keen interest, intense need, or impatient span. See Usage Note at anxious.
    • Obsolete Tart; razor-sharp; cutting.
    • sharp; bad; acidic.
    • sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
    • this sense?) Excited by need within the pursuit of any object; ardent to follow, perform, or get; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.
    • brittle; rigid; not ductile.
    • Sharp; bad; acidic.
    • Sharp; keen; bitter; serious.
    • Excited by desire in quest for any item; ardent to pursue, do, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.
    • Brittle; inflexible; perhaps not ductile.
    • having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
  • noun:
    • Variant of eagre.
    • Alternative kind of eagre. Tidal bore.
    • identical to eagre.
    • a rapid and formidable increase and surging associated with the tide in a top wave or waves, up a river or an estuary; a bore, like in the Severn, the Hooghly, and Bay of Fundy.
    • increased wave (often dangerous) brought on by tidal circulation (as by colliding tidal currents or perhaps in a narrow estuary)
  • others:
    • Sharp; sour; acidic.
    • Sharp; keen; biting; severe; bitter. [Obsolete or archaic.]
    • Sharply inclined or anxious; sharp-set; excited by ardent desire; impatiently longing; vehement; keen: as, the soldiers were eager to engage the adversary; men are eager in pursuit of wealth; eager spirits; eager zeal.
    • Manifesting sharpness of need or strength of sensation; marked by great earnestness: as, an eager appearance or fashion; eager words.
    • Brittle.
    • Synonyms Fervent, fervid, warm, radiant, zealous, ahead, passionate, impatient, sanguine, animated.
    • to help make eager; desire; incite.

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