adjective \ˈa-vəd\

: very eager

: wanting something very much

Full Definition of AVID

:  desirous to the point of greed :  urgently eager :  greedy <avid for publicity>
:  characterized by enthusiasm and vigorous pursuit <avid readers>
av·id·ly adverb
av·id·ness noun

Examples of AVID

  1. He is an avid admirer of horror movies.
  2. They took an avid interest in politics.
  3. some of the newspaper's most avid readers

Origin of AVID

French or Latin; French avide, from Latin avidus, from avēre to desire, crave; akin to Welsh ewyllys desire, Old Irish con-oí he protects
First Known Use: 1769

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