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

  • adj. Full of keen anticipation or excitement; eager.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. In eager desire, eager, astir.
  • adj. Wide open.
  • adv. In a state of high anticipation, excitement, or interest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In eager desire; eager; astir.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a state of eager desire; highly excited by eagerness or curiosity; astir.

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

  • adj. highly excited


Middle English agogge, from Old French en gogue, in merriment : en, in (from Latin in; see in-2) + gogue, merriment.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old French, en + gogues "in a merry mood". See also the Italian agognare ("to desire eagerly") (Wiktionary)



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