[ee-ger] /ˈi gər/
keen or ardent in desire or feeling; impatiently longing:
I am eager for news about them. He is eager to sing.
characterized by or revealing great earnestness:
an eager look.
Obsolete. keen; sharp; biting.
(postpositive; often foll by to or for) impatiently desirous (of); anxious or avid (for): he was eager to see her departure
characterized by or feeling expectancy or great desire: an eager look
(archaic) tart or biting; sharp
a variant spelling of eagre
late 13c., “strenuous, ardent, fierce, angry,” from Old French aigre “sour, acid; harsh, bitter, rough; eager greedy; lively, active, forceful,” from Latin acrem (nominative acer) “keen, sharp, pointed, piercing; acute, ardent, zealous” (see acrid).
Meaning “full of keen desire” (early 14c.) seems to be peculiar to English. The English word kept an alternative meaning of “pungent, sharp-edged” till 19c. (e.g. Shakespeare’s “The bitter clamour of two eager tongues,” in “Richard II”). Related: Eagerly; eagerness.
[ee-guh l] /ˈi gəl/ noun 1. any of several large, soaring birds of prey belonging to the hawk family Accipitridae, noted for their size, strength, and powers of flight and vision: formerly widespread in North America, eagles are mostly confined to Alaska and a few isolated populations. Compare , . 2. a figure or representation […]
noun 1. unusually sharp visual powers; keen ability to watch or observe. 2. a person who has sharp vision or who maintains a keen watchfulness. 3. alert watchfulness. noun Unusually keen sight; also, keen intellectual vision. For example, Antiques dealers have an eagle eye for valuable objects, or A good manager has an eagle eye […]
[ee-guh l-ahyd] /ˈi gəlˌaɪd/ adjective 1. having keen vision. adjective 1. having keen or piercing eyesight adjective
- Eagle freak
noun phrase A conservationist and environmentalist; ecofreak, Duck Squeezer (1970s+)