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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary);
[syn: tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy;
- Example: "eager to learn"
- Example: "eager to travel abroad"
- Example: "eager for success"
- Example: "eager helpers"
- Example: "an eager look"

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4 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eager \Ea"ger\, a. [OE. egre sharp, sour, eager, OF. agre, aigre, F. aigre, fr. L. acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. ? highest, extreme, Skr. a?ra point; fr. a root signifying to be sharp. Cf. Acrid, Edge.] 1. Sharp; sour; acid. [Obs.] "Like eager droppings into milk." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Sharp; keen; bitter; severe. [Obs.] "A nipping and an eager air." "Eager words." --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. [1913 Webster] And gazed for tidings in my eager eyes. --Shak. [1913 Webster] How eagerly ye follow my disgraces! --Shak. [1913 Webster] When to her eager lips is brought Her infant's thrilling kiss. --Keble. [1913 Webster] A crowd of eager and curious schoolboys. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] Conceit and grief an eager combat fight. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Gold will be sometimes so eager, as artists call it, that it will as little endure the hammer as glass itself. --Locke. Syn: Earnest; ardent; vehement; hot; impetuous; fervent; intense; impassioned; zealous; forward. Usage: See Earnest. -- Eager, Earnest. Eager marks an excited state of desire or passion; thus, a child is eager for a plaything, a hungry man is eager for food, a covetous man is eager for gain. Eagerness is liable to frequent abuses, and is good or bad, as the case may be. It relates to what is praiseworthy or the contrary. Earnest denotes a permanent state of mind, feeling, or sentiment. It is always taken in a good sense; as, a preacher is earnest in his appeals to the conscience; an agent is earnest in his solicitations. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eager \Ea"ger\, n. Same as Eagre. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

eager adj 1: having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look" [ant: uneager] n 1: a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) [syn: tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir, eager]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

170 Moby Thesaurus words for "eager": accordant, acquiescent, acquisitive, affirmative, agape, agog, agreeable, agreeing, alacritous, all agog, ambitious, amenable, animated, anticipant, anticipating, anticipative, anticipatory, antsy, antsy-pantsy, anxious, appetitive, approving, ardent, assenting, athirst, avid, awaiting, breathless, bursting to, certain, chafing, compliable, compliant, confident, consentient, consenting, content, cooperative, covetous, craving, desiderative, desireful, desiring, desirous, disposed, docile, dying, earnest, edgy, endorsing, energetic, energized, enthusiastic, excited, expectant, expecting, fain, favorable, favorably disposed, favorably inclined, fervent, fervid, forearmed, forestalling, forewarned, forward, fretful, fretting, full of life, game, gaping, gung ho, hankering, hasty, heated, honing, hopeful, hoping, hopped-up, hormic, hot, hungry, impatient, impetuous, in a lather, in a stew, in a sweat, in anticipation, in expectation, in the mind, in the mood, inclined, inspirited, intent, itchy, keen, lascivious, libidinal, libidinous, lickerish, lively, longing, looking for, looking forward to, lustful, minded, needing, not surprised, nothing loath, on edge, optative, optimistic, panting, passionate, permissive, pining, pliant, predisposed, prepared, prompt, prone, quick, raring, raring to, ratifying, ready, ready and willing, receptive, responsive, restive, restless, sanctioning, sanguine, solicitous, spirited, squirming, squirmy, stimulated, submissive, sure, tempted, thirsty, tractable, uneasy, ungrudging, unloath, unpatient, unquiet, unrefusing, unreluctant, unsurprised, vehement, vital, vitalized, vivacious, vivid, waiting, waiting for, wanting, watching for, well-disposed, well-inclined, willed, willing, willinghearted, wishful, wishing, yearning, zealous, zestful