Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See eager.

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

  • noun A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the bore. See bore.

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  • adjective Obsolete form of eager.
  • noun a tidal bore

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  • noun a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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See eager

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From Old English eágor ("water, sea")

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  • a wave of unusual height, especially a tidal wave up a narrow estuary.

    February 25, 2007