△If you are excited, you are so happy that you cannot relax, especially because you are thinking about something pleasant that is going to happen to you.
△feeling or showing happiness and enthusiasm
- I'm very excited about the possibility of playing for England's first team...
- I was so excited when I went to sign the paperwork I could hardly write.
- `You're coming?' he said excitedly. `That's fantastic! That's incredible!'
- The kids were excited about opening their gifts.
- I'm really excited at the prospect of working abroad.
- Don't get too excited by the sight of your name in print.
- He was very excited to be asked to play for the team.
- The new restaurant is nothing to get excited about (= not particularly good).
- An excited crowd of people gathered around her.
△If you are excited, you are very worried or angry about something, and so you are very alert and cannot relax.
△nervous or upset and unable to relax
- I don't think there's any reason to get excited about inflation...(= agitated)
- Larry rose excitedly to the edge of his seat, shook a fist at us and spat.
- Some horses become excited when they're in traffic.
.... COBUILD, OALD