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}.

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  • 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 …   English World dictionary

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

  • 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,… …   Universalium

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

  • 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

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

  • eagre — 1) eager 2) agree …   Anagrams dictionary

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

  • eagre — n. [Written also Eger and Eygre.] Bore, great tidal wave …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • eagre — ea·gre …   English syllables

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