[ US /ˈiɡɝ/ ]
[ UK /ˈiːɡɐ/ ]
  1. having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy
    eager to travel abroad
    eager helpers
    eager to learn
    eager for success
    an eager look
  1. a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
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How To Use eager In A Sentence

  • Commissioned in 1963 to make a film about America's first successful quintuplet birth, Leacock and Joyce Chopra captured the quints' mother's anxiety at her sudden celebrity and the surrounding South Dakota community's eagerness to cash in on it. The Man Who Held Up a Mirror to America
  • His assistant, a pretty young woman, is bright, very capable, and eager to help.
  • Finding the swiftest pursuer close upon his heels, he threw off, first his blanket, then his silver-laced coat and belt of peag, by which his enemies knew him to be Canonchet, and redoubled the eagerness of pursuit. The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon
  • It was not just established states that were eager narrowly to define the right of self-determination as a right end colonial status.
  • I am eager to learn how to ride a bicycle.
  • He was as eager as his Captain to beat the record.
  • Chook! she was crying, and the dogs whined and yelped in eagerness of desire and effort to overtake Big THE RACE FOR NUMBER ONE
  • He waits eagerly for people to recognise him in the street, and sometimes they do, and tell him off for being so horrid and mean. Times, Sunday Times
  • Few and far between were the desperate, overeager chat-up lines of some relationship-hungry singles.
  • They hurt for the wounded and the dead but they are eager to continue to attack.
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