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  • eager for knowledge — index inquisitive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Eager — Ea ger, a. [OE. egre sharp, sour, eager, OF. agre, aigre, F. aigre, fr. L. acer sharp, sour, spirited, zealous; akin to Gr. ? highest, extreme, Skr. a?ra point; fr. a root signifying to be sharp. Cf. {Acrid}, {Edge}.] 1. Sharp; sour; acid. [Obs.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eager — 01. I m quite [eager] to start my new job. 02. The kids [eagerly] packed their bags for their trip to Disneyland. 03. The children were really [eager] to see their grandmother after she came home from the hospital. 04. My teenage son s… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • eager — adj. 1) eager for (eager for success) 2) eager to + inf. (she s eager to help) * * * [ iːgə] eager to + inf. (she s eager to help) eager for (eager for success) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • eager — ea|ger [ igər ] adjective ** very enthusiastic about doing something or enthusiastic about something that will happen: She looked at the eager faces waiting for her news. eager to do something: He s so eager to learn that he stays late every… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • eager */*/ — UK [ˈiːɡə(r)] / US [ˈɪɡər] adjective very keen to do something or enthusiastic about something that will happen She looked at the eager faces waiting for her news. eager to do something: He s so eager to learn that he stays late every evening.… …   English dictionary

  • eager — adjective 1 very keen and excited about something that is going to happen or about something you want to do: There was a queue of eager schoolchildren outside the theatre. | eager to do sth: Clara was eager to tell her side of the story. | eager… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • eager — ea|ger [ˈi:gə US ər] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: aigre, from Latin acer sharp ] 1.) very keen and excited about something that is going to happen or about something you want to do eager to do sth ▪ I was eager to get back to work… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eager — [[t]i͟ːgə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, ADJ to inf, ADJ for n If you are eager to do or have something, you want to do or have it very much. Robert was eager to talk about life in the Army... When my own son was five years old, I… …   English dictionary

  • eager — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, sound ▪ become ADVERB ▪ extremely, only too …   Collocations dictionary

  • eager — adjective 1) small eager faces Syn: keen, enthusiastic, avid, fervent, ardent, motivated, wholehearted, dedicated, committed, earnest; informal gung ho Ant: apathetic 2) we were eager for news …   Thesaurus of popular words

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