American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy. See Usage Note at anxious.
- adj. Obsolete Tart; sharp; cutting.
- n. Variant of eagre.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sharp; sour; acid.
- 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 enemy; men are eager in the pursuit of wealth; eager spirits; eager zeal.
- Manifesting sharpness of desire or strength of feeling; marked by great earnestness: as, an eager look or manner; eager words.
- Synonyms Fervent, fervid, warm, glowing, zealous, forward, enthusiastic, impatient, sanguine, animated.
- To make eager; urge; incite.
- n. A sudden and formidable influx and surging of the tide in a high wave or waves, up a river or an estuary; a bore, as in the Severn, the Hooghly, and the Bay of Fundy.
- n. Alternative form of eagre. Tidal bore.
- adj. obsolete sharp; sour; acid.
- adj. obsolete sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
- adj. this sense?) Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.
- adj. brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. obsolete Sharp; sour; acid.
- adj. obsolete Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
- adj. Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.
- adj. obsolete Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
- n. Same as eagre.
- adj. having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
- n. a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
- See eagre (Wiktionary)
- Middle English eger, sour, sharp, impetuous, from Anglo-Norman egre, from Latin ācer; see ak- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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