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Webster

English Word:

eagre


English Pronunciation:

ea•gre


Noun:


⇨Etymology

(Anglo-Saxon) eágor, in composition, water, sea, eágor-streám water stream, sea.


⇨Definition

A wave, or two or three successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river; -- commonly called the bore. See Bore.



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Wiktionary

Synonyms:

tidal bore, bore


Noun:

a tidal bore 1896, Bret Harte, In a hollow of the hills: and other tales‎, page 210: A large wave like an eagre, diverging from its bow, was extending to either bank, swamping the tules and threatening to submerge the lower levees.


Adjective:

Adjective eagre (comparative more eagre, superlative most eagre) Obsolete form of eager. 1614, Walter Raleigh, The History of the World, Book III., Chapter VII., page #66: Howſoeuer it were, the Lacedæmonians being no leſſe wearied of the warre, than the Athenians were eagre to purſue it, the one obtained their eaſe, and the other the execution and honor which they deſired : for all the Greekes (thoſe of Peloponmeſus excepted) willingly ſubiected themſelues to the commandment of the Athenians which was both beginning of their greatneſſe in that preſent age, and of their ruine in the next ſucceeding.


Anagrams:

agree, eager


Reference:

eagre

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9.eagle-eyed
10.eagle-sighted
11.eagle-winged
12.eaglehawk
13.eaglelike
14.eagless
15.eaglestone
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