Simple Definition of avid
: very eager
: wanting something very much
Full Definition of avid
1 : desirous to the point of greed : urgently eager : greedy <avid for publicity>
2 : characterized by enthusiasm and vigorous pursuit <avid readers>
Examples of avid in a sentence
He is an avid admirer of horror movies.
They took an avid interest in politics.
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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Definition of avid for Students
: very eager <an avid football fan>
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