from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Informal Full of eagerness; enthusiastic.

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  • adj. Eager.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (usually followed by `to') full of eagerness


Present participle of dialectal rare, to rear, variant of rear2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From rare (verb), a variant of rear ("raise, rouse") (Wiktionary)


  • CHERYL Cole revealed she is "raring" to get back to work on The X Factor - despite being teased by Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh while Dannii Minogue was on maternity leave.

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  • As you can imagine with nearly 28 years of marriage I've performed many and varied activities when caring for a home, raring children and all the experiences and fun that entails.

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  • I cannot remember the last time I woke up in the morning and was raring to get to exercise class.

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  • Whereas in some cities the timid may take a year to emerge from the cocoon of the subsidised Union bars to engage with their new home, Leeds has become so famous for its clubbing that some clued-up freshers will no doubt be raring to visit lauded nights such as Basics and Subdub, plus clubs like Wire, HiFi and The Faversham.

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  • These tender young startups may be raring to play e-yentas, but before they can get started, they need to solve the same problem any social media venture confronts: community-building.

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  • What distinguished the few that took the call is a quality that combines entrepreneurial streak with a global soul raring to explore the world.

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  • Gervinho might prove to be another classic Arsène Wenger bargain, an athletic and pacy ball player raring to step up a level, spirited over from France for a fee that doesn't make a certain manager with a well-documented devotion to cautious housekeeping choke as if he was asked to fix the Greek economy before breakfast.

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  • And they're going to arrive in Washington next January with the wind at their backs, and raring to go.

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  • This also helped keep her cooler in the heat and raring to go when I did send her.

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  • Thats why recently i upgrade to a Hoyt kobalt which is a new high tech youth bow with topnotch Hoyt performance. i have been hunting with this, i have not killed anythging but are raring to. deer season's almost over so im thinking cyotes, squirrells or something,

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