Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Pronunciation of 

eager

view main entry for eageradjective  /ˈiːɡə(r)/

Pronunciations of related words

British English pronunciation: eagerClick to listen to the pronunciation of eager

derived words

eagerly

   adverb
British English pronunciation: eagerlyClick to listen to the pronunciation of eagerly

eagerness

   noun [uncountable]
British English pronunciation: eagernessClick to listen to the pronunciation of eagerness
eagerness British English pronunciation: eagernessClick to listen to the pronunciation of eager  noun [uncountable]Sam fell over in his eagerness to reach the telephone.Feelings of energy and enthusiasm: enthusiasm, inspiration, zeal, vitality, verve, zest, team spirit, fervour, go, a new lease of life

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog