agog


agog
a|gog [əˈgɔg US əˈga:g] adj [not before noun]
[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: en gogues 'in enjoyment, laughing']
very excited about something and wanting to find out more
I've been agog all afternoon, waiting for the next part of your story.
Paul was agog with curiosity.

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  • agog — agog; agog·ic; agog·ics; …   English syllables

  • Agog — A*gog , a. & adv. [Cf. F. gogue fun, perhaps of Celtic origin.] In eager desire; eager; astir. [1913 Webster] All agog to dash through thick and thin. Cowper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • agog — Element secund de derivare savantă cu semnificaţia care conduce , care provoacă . [Şi agogic, agogie. < fr. agogue, agogie, cf. gr. agogos]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  AGÓG, AGOGÍE elem. care conduce , provoacă . (< fr …   Dicționar Român

  • -agog — agog, agogički, agogija DEFINICIJA kao drugi dio riječi znači vođenje, vođa, koji vodi, vodstvo [demagog; pedagogija] ETIMOLOGIJA grč. agog: vođa; agoikos: koji vodi; agógos: koji je vođen; ágeín: voditi …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • agog — in a state of desire; in a state of imagination; heated with the notion of some enjoyment; longing [Johnson], c.1400, perhaps from O.Fr. en gogues in jest, good humor, joyfulness, from gogue fun, of unknown origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • agog — *eager, keen, anxious, avid, athirst Analogous words: excited, galvanized, stimulated (see PROVOKE): roused, aroused, stirred (see STIR vb): *impatient, restive I Antonyms: aloof Contrasted words: *indifferent, unconcerned, incurious, detached,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • agog — [adj] enthralled anxious, avid, breathless, eager, enthusiastic, excited, expectant, impatient, in suspense, on tenterhooks; concepts 401,542 …   New thesaurus

  • agog — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very eager to hear or see something. ORIGIN from Old French en gogues, from en in + gogue fun …   English terms dictionary

  • agog — [ə gäg′] adv., adj. [ME agogge < OFr en gogues < en, in + gogue, joke, joyfulness] in a state of eager anticipation, excitement, or interest …   English World dictionary

  • agog — /əˈgɒg / (say uh gog) adjective 1. in a state of wonder and amazement; astonished: they were agog to learn of her remarkable success. 2. in an anticipatory state of interest; eager. 3. in a state of excited interest: *Buddlecombe was all a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • agog — adj. agog over; with (she was all agog over her new granddaughter) * * * [ə gɒg] with (she was all over her new granddaughter) agog over …   Combinatory dictionary


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