eagre or ea·ger [ ee-ger, ey-ger] Examples Word Origin See more synonyms for eagre on Thesaurus.com Origin of eagre 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
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for eagre Historical Examples of eagre Eagre is the old English word for vinegar, which is just “wine- eagre.”
The tide of fashion was rushing like an
eagre "up to the Park."
Dryden, who had noticed it in the river Trent, calls it the "
The other name by which the phenomenon is known, “
eagre,” is also of unknown origin. British Dictionary definitions for eagre a tidal bore, esp of the Humber or Severn estuary Word Origin for eagre
C17: perhaps from Old English
ēagor flood; compare Old English ēa river, water
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012