AskDefine | Define eager

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eager adj
1 having or showing keen interest or intense desire or impatient expectancy; "eager to learn"; "eager to travel abroad"; "eager for success"; "eager helpers"; "an eager look" [ant: uneager]
2 marked by active interest and enthusiasm; "an avid sports fan"; "a great walker"; "an eager beaver" [syn: avid, great, zealous] n : a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) [syn: tidal bore, bore, eagre, aegir]

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English

see eagre

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A tidal bore.

Adjective

  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.
  4. Brittle; inflexible; not ductile.

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Translations

excited by desire in the pursuit of any object

Extensive Definition

Eager was a band initially created by Patrick Andrew of the band PFR. Patrick began forming the new band with Greg Pope in 1995. Greg (also a songwriter) had been touring with PFR as a backup guitarist. To dispel rumors of a PFR-breakup, Patrick explained the new band to the public as just "a side project". The two songwriters recruited drummer Paul Eckberg in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the three moved to Nashville in the Fall of 1996. They quickly enlisted Mark Kloos from Raleigh, North Carolina, who was Greg's former bandmate in Apple Green and The Green Pope Band.
The group recorded a self-titled album in 1997 with producer Jimmie Lee Sloas, which was released in February 1998, and continued touring and playing live shows. The group disbanded shortly after releasing the album.

Discography

Eager (1997, Warner Brothers)

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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