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Definition of the adjective eager

What does eager mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more eager / eagerer | most eager / eagerest

  1. having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

Alternative definition of the adjective eager


  1. [obsolete] sharp; sour; acid.
  2. [obsolete] sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
  3. [rare] Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase.
  4. brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

Definition of the noun eager

What does eager mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: eagers

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

Alternative definition of the noun eager


  1. A tidal bore.


Eager was a band formed by Patrick Andrew, formerly of the band PFR. Patrick began forming the new band with Greg Pope in 1995. Greg, who was also a songwriter, had been touring with PFR as a backup guitarist. To quell rumors of the unannounced but impending PFR breakup, Patrick publicly explained the new band as just "a side project". The two songwriters recruited drummer Paul Eckberg in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the three moved to Nashville, Tennessee in the fall of 1996. They quickly enlisted Mark Kloos from Raleigh, North Carolina, who was Greg's former bandmate in Apple Green and The Greg Pope Band.


"Eager" is a children's science-fiction novel written by Helen Fox, and first published in 2003. Eager is the name of a self-aware robot in a futuristic society controlled by a company called LifeCorp. Eager was shortlisted for the West Sussex Children's Book Award 2005 - 2006.

  • language: English Language
  • genres: Science Fiction, Children's literature
  • released in (12 years ago)


"Eager" is a 2014 year short animation fantasy film written and directed by Allison Schulnik.


  1. Eager is a breed temperament.
  2. Eager was a British Thoroughbred racehorse. In a career that lasted from April 1791 to July 1795 he ran twenty-two times and won ten races. In 1791 he proved himself one of the best British colts of his generation, by winning the Epsom Derby and four other races. Eager won a further four races in 1792, but the level of his form declined thereafter and he won only one race in his last three seasons. Towards the end of his racing career he was gelded.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Eager

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Google previewWriting Around the World (2009)

A Guide To Writing Across Cultures by Matthew McCool

The word eager refers to a strong or keen interest. Anybody (see anyone): Used for referring to any person. Different than any body, which may be interpreted as any corpse. Anyone (see anybody): Used for referring to any person. Different ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Similes (1917)

by Frank Jenners Wilstach

Eager. Eager as a bridegroom. — Anon.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Database Technologies and Applications (2005)

by Rivero, Laura C.

Eager replication propagates the updates of a transaction before the transaction commits. This ensures the consistency of all replicas, but all of the computing time needed for communication then needs to be added to the transaction lifetime, ...

Google previewGeorgia Biographical Dictionary (1999)

by Caryn Hannan

During the lull which followed the capture of San Antonio, Fannin became one of the eager advocates of a plan to carry the war into the enemy's country by seizing the Mexican port of Matamoras. The idea was bitterly opposed by Governor ...

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Quotes about Eager

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends. (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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Scrabble value of E1A1G2E1R1

The value of this 5-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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