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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
be excited/thrilled/delighted etc at the prospect (of sth)
▪ I was excited at the prospect of going to Washington.
▪ He was not particularly frightened himself, more excited and interested than alarmed, but he did not want to endanger Nona.
▪ As he got more excited as they got closer to Pollensa so Ruth sank into a deeper depression.
▪ The logogens for three-letter words ending with t would be even more excited.
▪ In spite of depressing circumstances, I was more excited and confident than I had ever been.
▪ We grew more and more excited.
▪ At first, Robert's father had got quite excited.
▪ It's a new model they were quite excited.
▪ She was feeling quite excited now.
▪ I was quite excited and asked Andy Norman to help me.
▪ Juliet began to feel quite excited inside.
▪ So we're quite excited about it and also it's quite a major problem.
▪ It's so beautiful it's sort of scary - you know, feeling so excited at the lights.
▪ It was indecent, surely, to stand like this, in public, and feel so alive and so excited?
▪ I had never seen any animal, human or otherwise, so wild - so determined, so excited, so driven.
▪ Then chided himself for getting so excited about one woman, after all the women he had known.
▪ I couldn't wait for the pictures to come out, I was so excited to see them.
▪ I don't think I've ever seen Radish so excited.
▪ For a second I get so excited, I have to calm myself down.
▪ I was so excited to see you again that I completely forgot to ask what's happened to your business.
▪ And what must the owner Cyril Watkins have felt, for he was too excited to watch the finish on television.
▪ Can't have you too excited.
▪ I get too excited sometimes and spoil things.
▪ The exhibition at the Academy would have interested her on another occasion but today she was too excited for contemplation.
▪ The man sank to his knees, but the boys were too excited to care.
▪ But don't get too excited.
▪ Brown was too excited to pick it up.
▪ He was too excited to sleep. £115,000 needed a lot of thinking about.
▪ Paul's mood as he writes to the Romans is a very excited one.
▪ Female speaker Very excited, very nervous also but I am relly looking forward to it.
▪ He was very excited and arranged extra meetings with the boys he had chosen as climbers so they could practise their skills.
▪ And Peter was very excited when he saw his engine, now as good as new again.
▪ When she did this, all the men in the theatre got very excited and stood up.
▪ I remember we went up to Euston together one Saturday morning, very excited, to buy the ticket in advance.
▪ The House is in a very excited state.
▪ He always got very excited when he asked this question.
▪ This phenomenon, known as Fermi resonance, occurs because the two vibrationally excited states mix.
▪ The House is in a very excited state.
▪ Arriving back at the cottage, Otto was in a thoroughly excited state.
▪ So come on physicists: be coherent; get into a truly excited state.
▪ As she kissed him, he became more and more excited.
▪ crowds of excited football fans
▪ Doctors are very excited by the discovery.
▪ He was getting sexually excited, and his breathing became short and fast.
▪ How can you be so excited about a stupid computer game?
▪ Police tried to hold back the excited crowd.
▪ Steve's coming home tomorrow - we're all really excited.
▪ When Mattie gets excited, she starts talking really fast.
▪ When we get home, the dogs are always excited to see us.
▪ At first, Robert's father had got quite excited.
▪ Don't get excited or you might be thumped, intellectually at least.
▪ He estimated the separation between the stripes of excited neurones from reported hallucinations to be 2 millimetres.
▪ It was indecent, surely, to stand like this, in public, and feel so alive and so excited?
▪ My husband came back excited and said he would be going out again late in the evening.
▪ The excited delegates ran to the rail.
▪ When I finally accepted that I create my own reality, I was excited but scared.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Excite \Ex*cite"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Excited; p. pr. & vb. n. exciting.] [L. excitare; ex out + citare to move rapidly, to rouse: cf. OF. esciter, exciter, F. exciter. See Cite.]

  1. To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction.

  2. (Physiol.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.

  3. (Elec.) To energize (an electro-magnet); to produce a magnetic field in; as, to excite a dynamo.

  4. (Physics) To raise to a higher energy level; -- used especially of atoms or molecules, or of electrons within atoms or molecules; as, absorption of a photon excites the cesium atom, which subsequently radiates the excess energy.

    Syn: To incite; awaken; animate; rouse or arouse; stimulate; inflame; irritate; provoke.

    Usage: To Excite, Incite. When we excite we rouse into action feelings which were less strong; when we incite we spur on or urge forward to a specific act or end. Demosthenes excited the passions of the Athenians against Philip, and thus incited the whole nation to unite in the war against him. Antony, by his speech over the body of C[ae]sar, so excited the feelings of the populace, that Brutus and his companions were compelled to flee from Rome; many however, were incited to join their standard, not only by love of liberty, but hopes of plunder.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1650s, "magnetically or electrically stimulated;" modern sense of "agitated" attested 1855; past participle adjective from excite. Related: Excitedly.

  1. 1 Having great enthusiasm. 2 (context physics English) Being in a state of higher energy. 3 Having an erection; erect. 4 sexually aroused. v

  2. (past participle of excite English)

  1. adj. in an aroused state [ant: unexcited]

  2. of persons; excessively affected by emotion; "he would become emotional over nothing at all"; "she was worked up about all the noise" [syn: aroused, emotional, worked up]

  3. marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion; "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"; "something frantic in their gaiety"; "a mad whirl of pleasure" [syn: delirious, frantic, mad, unrestrained]

  4. of e.g. a molecule; made reactive or more reactive [syn: activated]

Excited (Little Birdy song)

"Excited" is the third single from Australian indie rock band Little Birdy's debut album, BigBigLove, released on 18 April 2005. It was produced by Paul McKercher ( You Am I, Eskimo Joe, Augie March) at Big Jesus Burger Studios, and mixed at Studios 301.

"Excited" reached number 44 on the Australian ARIA Singles Charts.

The B-side of the single includes a live version of " Beautiful to Me" recorded at the 2005 Big Day Out, a short experimental noise track, "Definition" and a version of the Lee Hazlewood song " These Boots Are Made for Walkin'".

Excited (film)

Excited is a 2009 Canadian romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Vancouver-based director Bruce Sweeney and produced by Catherine Middleton and Bruce Sweeney. It has screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Vancouver International Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival. It is currently in theatrical release with Union Pictures.

The film collected four Leo Awards including Best Feature length Drama and Best Direction of a feature length drama.

Excited (M People song)

"Excited" is the fourth and final single to be lifted from M People's first album Northern Soul. It was written by Mike Pickering and Paul Heard. The song peaked at number 29 on the UK Singles Chart.

Excited (disambiguation)

Excited state is an elevation in energy level above an arbitrary baseline energy state.

Excited may also refer to:

  • Excited (film), a 2009 Canadian romantic comedy-drama film
  • "Excited" (Little Birdy song), 2005
  • "Excited" (M People song), 1992

Usage examples of "excited".

I cannot refrain from alluding, and which excited deep interest at the time.

Owen speaks of a woman who was greatly excited ten months previously by a prurient curiosity to see what appearance the genitals of her brother presented after he had submitted to amputation of the penis on account of carcinoma.

I went straight to the stable yard, but the hounds were all right, although, of course, very restless and excited because they could smell the aniseed, too, so then I thought I had better check on Sekhmet.

The time of Choosing, when the boys of the town and keep were taken into apprenticeship, was close, and Pug became excited as he said, This Midsummers Day I hope to take the Dukes service under Swordmaster Fannon.

But the excited Carolinians would not wait, because they feared that the arrival of reinforcements might balk them of their easy prey.

Then she moved gracefully away, leaving me staring at the banyan tree but seeing nothing but the ayah coming to the house, taking over the care of Louise, growing to love the child, being excited at the prospect of another child, and in due course giving the same devotion to Alan.

CHAPTER LXVII Public feeling in Marlshire was much excited about the Caresfoot tragedy, and, when it became known that Lady Bellamy had attempted to commit suicide, the excitement was trebled.

Robin, uncomfortable but immensely curious and excited, sat on the edge of the settle and chattered, while Beryl, well behind their silent hostess, made mysterious signs with fingers and lips and eyes.

Yet what she excited seemed still stronger: the fair stranger besought her friendship as a solace to her existence, and hung upon her as upon a treasure long lost, and dearly recovered.

The satisfaction which Constantius had received from this journey excited him to the generous emulation of bestowing on the Romans some memorial of his own gratitude and munificence.

The Bridgers of Bottommost were so excited at the thought of finding the old stair, however, that they had worked most of the night while the expedition slept to build a temporary footbridge across the root wall.

If the tentacles of a young, yet fully matured leaf, that has never been excited or become inflected, be examined, the cells forming the pedicels are seen to be filled with homogeneous, purple fluid.

The Greek word, which was chosen to express this mysterious resemblance, bears so close an affinity to the orthodox symbol, that the profane of every age have derided the furious contests which the difference of a single diphthong excited between the Homoousians and the Homoiousians.

The first excited inter locutions over, and an invitation to remain and eat supper having been refused by the two men, Freule de Wolff turned to Loveday.

And the violent and resentful feeling excited by his unfairness, dishonesty and malignity in defending the Bible, led me probably to be less concerned for its claims than I otherwise should have been.