Eager

Definition of Eager

Ea´ger
a.1.Sharp; sour; acid.
2.Sharp; keen; bitter; severe.
3.Excited by desire in the pursuit of any object; ardent to pursue, perform, or obtain; keenly desirous; hotly longing; earnest; zealous; impetuous; vehement; as, the hounds were eager in the chase.
And gazed for tidings in my eager eyes.
- Shak.
How eagerly ye follow my disgraces!
- Shak.
When to her eager lips is brought
Her infant's thrilling kiss.
- Keble.
A crowd of eager and curious schoolboys.
- Hawthorne.
Conceit and grief an eager combat fight.
- Shak.
4.Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.
Gold will be sometimes so eager, as artists call it, that it will as little endure the hammer as glass itself.
- Locke.
n.1.Same as Eagre.

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