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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 the Appendix of 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 ?
Another bang of the street door sent the basket under the sofa, and the girls to the table, eager for breakfast.
They talked to her of passion and there was a strained eager quality in their voices and in their eyes when they looked at her.
Damon, who seemed eager to burst into enthusiastic talk.
He was eager to be gone, as he looked forward to a lively week in Carondelet Street.
Their anxious and eager looks were baffled by the deceptive light, or rested only on naked rocks, and straight and immovable trees.
They could not help noticing that the men were more eager, annoyingly feverish, and self-asserting in their superior elegance and external show than their old associates were in their frank, unrestrained habits.
The cobbler wrought upon a shoe; the blacksmith hammered his iron, the soldier waved his glittering blade; the lady raised a tiny breeze with her fan; the jolly toper swigged lustily at his bottle; a scholar opened his book with eager thirst for knowledge, and turned his head to and fro along the page; the milkmaid energetically drained her cow; and a miser counted gold into his strong-box,--all at the same turning of a crank.
A crowd of eager and curious schoolboys, understanding little of the matter in hand, except that it gave them a half-holiday, ran before her progress, turning their heads continually to stare into her face and at the winking baby in her arms, and at the ignominious letter on her breast.
I want breath and time to discuss this banquet as it deserves, and am too eager to get on with my story.
The eager mariners but ask him who he is, and where from; whereas, they not only receive an answer to those questions, but likewise another answer to a question not put by them, but the unsolicited answer is forced from Jonah by the hard hand of God that is upon him.
But as he did so, the oarsmen expectantly desisted from rowing; the boat drifted a little towards the ship's stern; so that, as if by magic, the letter suddenly ranged along with Gabriel's eager hand.
Eager inquiries concerning the twins were pouring into their enchanted ears all the time; each was the constant center of a group of breathless listeners; each recognized that she knew now for the first time the real meaning of that great word Glory, and perceived the stupendous value of it, and understand why men in all ages had been willing to throw away meaner happiness, treasure, life itself, to get a taste of its sublime and supreme joy.