Definition of avid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈævɪd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈævɪd//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] very enthusiastic about something (often a hobby) synonym keen an avid reader/collector She has taken an avid interest in the project (= she is extremely interested in it).
  2. 2avid for something wanting to get something very much He was avid for more information.
  3. Word Originmid 18th cent.: from French avide or Latin avidus, from avere ‘crave’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: avid