Eager definitions

ē'gər
Tart; sharp; cutting.
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Shakespeare.

A nipping and an eager air.

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The definition of eager is ready and impatient to do something.

An example of eager is a child who is very excited and waiting for her first trip to Disney World.

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Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy.
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Feeling or showing keen desire; impatient or anxious to do or get; ardent.
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Sharp; keen.
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Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.

The hounds were eager in the chase.

I was eager to show my teacher how much I'd learned over the holidays.

You stayed up all night to get to the front of the queue. You must be very eager to get tickets.

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(computing theory) Not employing lazy evaluation; calculating results immediately, rather than deferring calculation until they are required.

An eager algorithm.

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Alternative form of eagre (tidal bore).
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Origin of eager

From Middle English eger, from Old French egre (French aigre) , from Latin acer (“sharp, keen”); see acid, acerb, etc. Compare vinegar, alegar.