American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having an ardent desire or unbounded craving; greedy: avid for adventure.
- adj. Marked by keen interest and enthusiasm: an avid sports fan.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Eager; greedy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.
- adj. marked by active interest and enthusiasm
- adj. (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous
- From French avide, from Latin avidus ("eager, desirous; greedy"), from aveō ("wish, desire, long for, crave"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin avidus, from avēre, to desire. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Even George Washington was known as an avid fox hunter.”
“Deputy minister Yaprak Baltacioglu was described as an avid cook and working with her will result in weight gain.”
“For example, Bloomberg reports, Deputy Minister Yaprak Baltacioglu is described as an avid cook and working with her will result in weight gain.”
“Let's take a look at some of these "avid" -- that's always the word, "avid," unless it's "voracious" -- book readers: "I go into another world when I read," said Charlotte Fuller, 64, a retired nurse from Seminole, Fla., who said she read 70 books in the last year.”
“i can get both for the same price as a good laptop (and end up with better specs on the desktop) and get the best of both worlds. do i really need to edit video in avid or compile serious code while on the road? no.”
“Market research done for booksellers has found that the number of so-called avid readers, those who buy more than 10 books a year, skews older and overwhelmingly female.”
“I truly believe that many of the polling locations will have "vote-gaiting," like tail-gaiting but without the grilling going on -- or in terms avid concert goers will understand, there should be a "lot scene.”
“The late Senator Kennedy also vehemently opposed the Cape Wind project, in part because the Kennedys, known as avid sailors, own a family compound that looks onto the project sight.”
“Rep. John Yarmuth, Democrat of Kentucky, hit Greenspan close to home, calling the avid baseball fan one of "three Bill Buckners.”
“Only three out of a class of sixteen are what I would describe as avid readers.”
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