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
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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