Eager - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈiːɡər|  American pronunciation of the word eager
Brit.  |ˈiːɡə|  British pronunciation of the word eager

noun

- a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) (syn: aegir, bore, eagre)

adjective

- having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

Examples

She was eager to get started.

The crowd was eager for more.

He was eager to talk about life in the Army.

The low prices still pull in crowds of eager buyers.

I was eager to get back to work as soon as possible.

He's a bright kid and eager to learn.

She's a very hard worker and very eager to please.

A crowd of eager young students were already waiting outside.

She is eager to see his new apartment.

The size of his offer indicates that he is eager to buy the house.

...the governor is eager to concert with the federal authorities on this matter...

... wine connoisseurs eager to visit cellars and late-fall pilgrims seeking the increasingly rare white truffle ...

His students were docile and eager to learn.

...the new counselor is eager to develop a trustful fellowship with the troubled teens at the center...

...the roaring mining town attracted job seekers eager to share in the boom...

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