Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Full of keen anticipation or excitement; eager.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • In eager desire; eager; astir.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective highly excited

Etymologies

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

[Middle English agogge, from Old French en gogue, in merriment : en, in (from Latin in; see in–) + gogue, merriment.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English, from Old French, en + gogues "in a merry mood". See also the Italian agognare ("to desire eagerly")

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