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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ee-ger, ey-ger]
    • /ˈi gər, ˈeɪ gər/
    • /ˈeɪ.ɡə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ee-ger, ey-ger]
    • /ˈi gər, ˈeɪ gər/

Definitions of eagre word

  • noun eagre a tidal bore or flood. 2
  • noun eagre Obsolete form of eager. 1
  • noun eagre a tidal bore, esp of the Humber or Severn estuary 1
  • noun eagre a high tidal wave in an estuary; bore 1
  • noun eagre a tidal bore. 1

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Origin of eagre

First appearance:

before 1640
One of the 44% oldest English words
1640-50; apparently representing earlier agar, ager, obscurely akin to hyger, higre; (compare Anglo-Latin (12th century) higra the tidal bore of the Severn); compared with Old English ēgor, eogor flood, high tide, though preservation of g in modern forms is problematic

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eagre popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 68% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for eagre

noun eagre

  • tsunami — an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption.
  • rogue wave — a random, enormous ocean wave that sometimes travels at an angle to prevailing seas.
  • seiche — an occasional and sudden oscillation of the water of a lake, bay, estuary, etc., producing fluctuations in the water level and caused by wind, earthquakes, changes in barometric pressure, etc.
  • surface wave — a seismic wave that travels along or parallel to the earth's surface (distinguished from body wave).
  • tidal bore — an abrupt rise of tidal water moving rapidly inland from the mouth of an estuary.

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