AVID

avid, zealous

(adjective) marked by active interest and enthusiasm; “an avid sports fan”

avid, devouring, esurient, greedy

(adjective) (often followed by ‘for’) ardently or excessively desirous; “avid for adventure”; “an avid ambition to succeed”; “fierce devouring affection”; “the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity”; “greedy for fame”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Adjective

avid (comparative more avid, superlative most avid)

enthusiastic; keen; eager; showing great interest in something or desire to do something

Usage notes

Usually followed by the preposition "to" then a verb e.g. avid to learn; or the preposition "for" then a noun e.g. avid for success (wanting success); also with the preposition "about" e.g. "He's avid about mechanics" (he's very interested in mechanics)

Anagrams

• AIVD, Adiv, Vida, diva

Source: Wiktionary


Av"id, a. Etym: [L. avidus, fr. av to long: cf. F. avide. See Avarice.]

Definition: Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy. "Avid of gold, yet greedier of renown." Southey.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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