(noun, adjective)


1. having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy

- eager to learn

- eager to travel abroad

- eager for success

Similar word(s): anxious, dying, hot, impatient, raring, overeager, enthusiastic

Sentences with eager as an adjective:

- 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.

- an eager algorithm


1. a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)

Similar word(s): aegir, bore, eagre

Definition categories: event