HyperDic: eager

English > 2 senses of the word eager:
ADJECTIVEalleagerhaving or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
NOUNeventeager, tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegira high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
eager > pronunciation
Soundsiy'ger
Rhymesagar ... younger: 63 rhymes with ger...
English > eager: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy.
Examples
  • "eager to learn"
  • "eager to travel abroad"
  • "eager for success"
  • "eager helpers"
  • "an eager look"
Narroweranxious, dyingeagerly desirous
hotHaving or showing great eagerness or enthusiasm
impatient, raring(usually followed by 'to') full of eagerness
overeagerexcessively eager
See alsoenthusiasticHaving or showing great excitement / excitement and interest
Oppositeuneagerlacking interest or spirit or animation
Spanishansioso, ávido, ilusionado, impaciente
Catalanansiós, entusiasta, frisós
Nounseagernessa positive feeling of wanting to push ahead with something
Adverbseagerlywith eagerness
English > eager: 2 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningA high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary).
Synonymstidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir
Broadertidal flow, tidal currentThe water current caused by the tides
Spanishaegir, eagre, macareo
Catalanaegir, mascaret

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