Eager

Adjective

  • (obsolete) Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
  • Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.

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

  • (obsolete) Sharp; sour; acid.
  • Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement.

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

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

    "an eager algorithm"

  • 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."

  • Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

Noun

  • Alternative form of eagre (tidal bore).

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