Definition of "eager" []

  • Having or showing keen interest, intense desire, or impatient expectancy. See Usage Note at anxious. (adjective)
  • Obsolete Tart; sharp; cutting. (adjective)
  • Variant of eagre. (noun)
  • Impatiently desirous (of); anxious or avid (for) (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Characterized by or feeling expectancy or great desire (adjective)
  • Tart or biting; sharp (adjective) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "eager" in a sentence
  • "Maeve had heard little past the word eager and then Lisa asking if they could leave early if they were finished."
  • "As a one-time chimp fondler myself, I started scratching under my arms and wolfing down bananas in eager anticipation of the DWTS results show (an unprecedented display of enthusiasm!)."
  • "Right wingers on the board again eager to turn America's children in to hamburger without so much as a thought."