Eagre

  • 1 Eagre — Ea gre, n. [AS. e[ a]gor, ?gor, in comp., water, sea, e[ a]gor stre[ a]m water stream, sea.] 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} …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 eagre — [ē′gər, ā′gər] n. [Brit dial. form, prob. ult. < OE eagor, flood, high tide, akin to ON ægir, ocean < IE * ēkw , var. of base * akwa , water > L aqua] Brit. a high tidal wave in an estuary; bore …

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  • 3 eagre — bore (a rapid tidal rise in a river that forms an advancing wall of water) …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 4 eagre — /ee geuhr, ay geuhr/, n. Chiefly Brit. a tidal bore or flood. Also, eager. [1640 50; appar. repr. earlier agar, ager, obscurely akin to hyger, higre; (cf. AL (12th century) higra the tidal bore of the Severn); compared with OE egor, eogor flood,… …

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  • 5 eagre — noun a tidal bore Syn: tidal bore …

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  • 6 EAGRE —    a name given in England to a tidal wave rushing up a river or estuary on the top of another, called also a BORE (q.v.) …

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • 7 eagre — ea·gre || eɪgÉ™ n. high tidal wave in a river …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 8 eagre — 1) eager 2) agree …

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  • 9 eagre — [ eɪgə, i: ] noun dialect term for bore3. Origin C17: of unknown origin …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 10 eagre — n. [Written also Eger and Eygre.] Bore, great tidal wave …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 11 eagre — ea·gre …

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  • 12 eagre — ea•gre [[t]ˈi gər, ˈeɪ gər[/t]] n. oce brit. a tidal bore • Etymology: 1640–50; origin uncert …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 eagre — /ˈeɪgə/ (say ayguh) noun → bore3. {? from Old English ēagor flood} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 eagre —   n. tidal bore …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 15 eagre — n. = BORE(3). Etymology: 17th c.: orig. unkn …

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  • 16 Tidal bore — Aegir redirects here. For the mythological figure, see Ægir. For the moon of Saturn, see Aegir (moon). The tidal bore in Upper Cook Inlet, Alaska A tidal bore (or simply bore in context, or also aegir, eagre, or eygre) is a tidal phenomenon in… …

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  • 17 American and British English spelling differences — Spelling differences redirects here. For other uses, see Category:Language comparison. For guidelines on dialects and spelling in the English language version of Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Manual of Style#National varieties of English. Differences… …

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  • 18 wave — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. wag, shake, sway, flutter, stream (in the wind); signal, motion, gesture, indication; roll, undulate; ripple, swell, billow, flood, surge; flaunt, flourish. n. sea, tide, water, ripple, billow, etc.,… …

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  • 19 aegir — noun a high wave (often dangerous) caused by tidal flow (as by colliding tidal currents or in a narrow estuary) • Syn: ↑tidal bore, ↑bore, ↑eagre, ↑eager • Hypernyms: ↑tidal flow, ↑tidal current * * * variant of …

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  • 20 ea´ger|ness — ea|ger1 «EE guhr», adjective. 1. wanting very much; desiring very strongly; anxious to do or get something: »The child is eager to have the candy. 2. characterized by or showing keenness of desire or strength of feeling: »eager looks, an eager… …

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