eager eager  /ˈi ɡər/


  1. (n) a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary)
  2. (adj) having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy



  1. After his first major TV appearance, John Cameron Swayze eagerly phoned his wife Tuffie.
  2. Jean Dides used to be an eager Communist-chasing cop.
  3. What we always sense about the Wise Guy is that he's essentially a Sweet Guy, eager to learn, eager to please, eager to be heroically helpful and romantically obliging.


  1. US participating in international Eager Lion exercise in Jordan

    Eager Lion, a 12-day annual military exercise involving 8,000 personnel from 19 countries, is underway in Jordan as the civil war rages next door in Syria. About 5,000 Americans from all services are participating.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. 90-year-old lobsterman survives sinking off Maine

    A 90-year-old lobsterman is eager to get back on the water after surviving the sinking of his boat by swimming to a nearby island through the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine. Philip Tuttle, of the Great ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. If you're eager for a taste of OS X Mavericks, how about using its rather nice wallpaper?

    If you're eager for a taste of OS X Mavericks, how about using its rather nice wallpaper? Apple has made it available online —go get it. Read more...        
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Gizmodo


  1. "I am extremely excited about coming to Chicago and joining the Bulls," said Boozer. "I am really looking forward to being a part of this organization, and I am eager to start working with my new teammates. I feel we have the talent here to...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Carlos Boozer Source: Examiner.com

  2. "It is an Iraqi affair dealing with Iraqis," Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told AP on a return flight to Baghdad from New York where he appeared at the UN General Assembly. "Iraqis are eager for Iraq's unity. ...... Dividing Iraq is a...
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Nouri al-Maliki Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I'm eager to work with coach Shanahan -- he's been a very successful coach with a couple of Super Bowl victories on his resume," McNabb said in a statement. "While it has been my goal to win a Super Bowl in Philadelphia, we came up short. I...
    on Apr 4, 2010 By: Donovan McNabb Source: USA Today

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