Definitions

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

  • adjective Full of eagerness; enthusiastic.

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  • adjective Eager.

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

Etymologies

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

[Present participle of dialectal rare, to rear, variant of rear.]

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From rare (verb), a variant of rear ("raise, rouse")

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  • Raring to go!

    March 26, 2007