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ea·ger 1

 (ē′gər)
adj. ea·ger·er, ea·ger·est
1. Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy. See Usage Note at anxious.
2. Obsolete Tart; sharp; cutting.

[Middle English eger, sour, sharp, impetuous, from Anglo-Norman egre, from Latin ācer; see ak- in Indo-European roots.]

ea′ger·ly adv.
ea′ger·ness n.

ea·ger 2

 (ē′gər, ā′gər)
n.
Variant of eagre.

eager

(ˈiːɡə)
adj
1. (postpositive; often foll by to or for) impatiently desirous (of); anxious or avid (for): he was eager to see her departure.
2. characterized by or feeling expectancy or great desire: an eager look.
3. archaic tart or biting; sharp
[C13: from Old French egre, from Latin acer sharp, keen]
ˈeagerly adv
ˈeagerness n

eager

(ˈeɪɡə)
n
(Physical Geography) a variant spelling of eagre

ea•ger

(ˈi gər)

adj.
1. characterized by keen or enthusiastic desire or interest; impatiently longing: eager to try it.
2. characterized by or revealing earnestness or expectancy: an eager look.
3. Archaic. keen; sharp; biting.
[1250–1300; Middle English egre < Anglo-French, Old French egre, aigre < Vulgar Latin *ācrus for Latin ācer sharp]
ea′ger•ly, adv.
ea′ger•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eager - a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)eager - a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
tidal current, tidal flow - the water current caused by the tides
Adj.1.eager - 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"
enthusiastic - having or showing great excitement and interest; "enthusiastic crowds filled the streets"; "an enthusiastic response"; "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"
uneager - lacking interest or spirit or animation; "decrepit, colorless uneager things"

eager

eager

adjective
Intensely desirous or interested:
Informal: raring.
Idioms: champing at the bit, ready and willing.
Translations
مُتَلَهِّف على، توّاق
dychtivý
ivrigopsatvild
ákafur
entuziastingainoriaisiekiantissiekimas
dedzīgskārs
željan

eager

[ˈiːgəʳ] ADJ
1. [person] (= enthusiastic) → entusiasta, entusiasmado; (= impatient) → impaciente, ansioso; (= hopeful) → ilusionado
don't be so eager!¡ten paciencia!
to be eager to do sth: we were eager to leaveestábamos impacientes or ansiosos por marcharnos
he is eager to find a new jobestá impaciente or ansioso por encontrar otro trabajo
the children are eager to go campinglos niños están deseando ir de acampada
to be eager to helpestar deseoso de ayudar
to be eager to learntener muchas ganas or muchos deseos de aprender
to be eager to pleasedesear complacer
to be eager to succeedestar ansioso por triunfar
to be eager for [+ affection, knowledge, power] → tener ansias de; [+ vengeance] → tener sed de
to be eager for changeansiar or desear mucho un cambio
to be eager for sb to do sthestar ansioso porque algn haga algo, estar deseando que algn haga algo
he was eager for me to meet his familyestaba ansioso porque conociera a su familia, estaba deseando que conociera a su familia
to be eager for sth to happenansiar que algo pase, desear ardientemente que algo pase
to be an eager beaverser muy diligente
2. [desire] → vivo, ardiente

eager

[ˈiːgər] adj
(= keen) → dynamique(e)
to be eager for (= keen to have) → désirer vivement
to be eager to do sth → être impatient(e) de faire qch
(= excited) [voice, face] → impatient(e)

eager

adj person, discussion, pursuiteifrig; face, eyeserwartungsvoll; responsebegeistert; the eager looks on their facesder erwartungsvolle Ausdruck in ihren Gesichtern; in eager anticipationvoll gespannter Erwartung; to be eager to do somethingdarauf erpicht sein, etw zu tun, etw unbedingt tun wollen; he was eager to helper war äußerst willig zu helfen; children who are eager to learnKinder, die lerneifrig or lernbegierig or lernwillig sind; she is eager to pleasesie ist darum bemüht, alles richtig zu machen; he was eager to please herer war eifrig bedacht, sie zufriedenzustellen; to be eager for somethingauf etw (acc)erpicht or aus sein; eager for knowledgewissbegierig; he was eager for worker wollte unbedingt Arbeit haben; to be eager for somebody to do somethingunbedingt wollen, dass jd etw tut; to be eager for something to happenes kaum erwarten können, dass etw geschieht

eager

[ˈiːgəʳ] adj (keen, pupil) → appassionato/a, attento/a; (search, desire) → appassionato/a
to be eager to do sth (impatient) → essere impaziente or ansioso/a di fare qc, non veder l'ora di fare qc
to be eager for (knowledge, power) → essere avido/a di (affection) → essere desideroso/a di (happiness) → desiderare ardentemente
he gave me an eager look → mi ha guardato speranzoso

eager

(ˈiːgə) adjective
full of desire, interest etc; keen; enthusiastic. He is always eager to win.
ˈeagerness noun
ˈeagerly adverb

eager

a. ansioso-a, deseoso-a; impaciente.
References in classic literature ?
Eager and Miss Bartlett--even if culminating in a residential tea-party--was no longer the greatest of them.
We had been very happy at Columbus, as we were apt to be anywhere, but none of us liked the narrowness of city streets, even so near to the woods as those were, and we were eager for the country again.
With him went the horse-driving Boeotians, breathing above their shields, and the Locrians who fight hand to hand, and the gallant Phocians eager for war and battle.
Boris looked attentively and kindly at her eager face, but did not reply.
A boat beneath a sunny sky, Lingering onward dreamily In an evening of July-- Children three that nestle near, Eager eye and willing ear, Pleased a simple tale to hear-- Long has paled that sunny sky: Echoes fade and memories die.
MY BELOVED MAKAR ALEXIEVITCH,--So eager am I to do something that will please and divert you in return for your care, for your ceaseless efforts on my behalf--in short, for your love for me-- that I have decided to beguile a leisure hour for you by delving into my locker, and extracting thence the manuscript which I send you herewith.
After the eager rivalry and almost hostility displayed by these companies in their late campaigns, it might be expected that, when thus brought in juxtaposition, they would hold themselves warily and sternly aloof from each other, and, should they happen to come in contact, brawl and bloodshed would ensue.
Early in this trick once when the steward had left the room and Michael's eager nose was within an inch of the prohibited morsel, Kwaque, playfully inclined, reached for the morsel himself and received a lacerated hand from the quick flash and clip of Michael's jaws.
My brain had become so alert and eager, so quickened by the wonder of the new world the books had discovered to it, that it now suffered all the misery of stagnancy and inaction.
Sergey Ivanovitch listened attentively, asked him questions, and, roused by a new listener, he talked fluently, uttered a few keen and weighty observations, respectfully appreciated by the young doctor, and was soon in that eager frame of mind his brother knew so well, which always, with him, followed a brilliant and eager conversation.
But it was too late to recede, so we moved on slowly, my companion in advance casting eager glances under the trees on each side, until all at once I saw him recoil as if stung by an adder.
He handled the tools as if he liked the feel of them; and when he planed, his hands went back and forth over the boards in an eager, beneficent way as if he were blessing them.