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One entry found for avid.
Main Entry: avĚid
Pronunciation: 'a-v&d
Function: adjective
Etymology: French or Latin; French avide, from Latin avidus, from avEre to desire, crave; akin to Welsh ewyllys desire, Old Irish con-oí he protects
Date: 1769
1 : desirous to the point of greed : urgently eager : GREEDY <avid for publicity>
2 : characterized by enthusiasm and vigorous pursuit <avid readers>
synonym see EAGER
- avĚidĚly adverb
- avĚidĚness noun