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Definitions of eager

  1. Same as Eagre. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Eagerness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. Cagerly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. EAGERLY. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. Sharp; keen; bitter; severe. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Impetuous; earnest; enthusiastic; keenly desirous. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Excited by desire: ardent to do or obtain: earnest. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. Keenly desirous; ardent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Impatiently anxious for something; intent; vehement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Excited by ardent desire to possess or to do; ardent; vehement; earnest. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. Ardently desirous; vehement; impetuous; earnest; keen. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for eager

  1. Why should he have been so eager to say that? – Blind Policy by George Manville Fenn
  2. An eager fire of questions. – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
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