meaning of avid

avid meaning in General Dictionary

Longing eagerly for eager money grubbing

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  • (frequently accompanied by `for') ardently or exceptionally desirous
  • marked by energetic interest and passion
  • Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.

avid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1769, from French avide (15c.), from Latin avidus "longing excitedly, desirous, greedy," from avere "to want eagerly." Also simply a back-formation from avidity. Associated: Avidly.


avid meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Longing eagerly for; eager; greedy.


Sentence Examples with the word avid

Sello, Potsdam and Sanssouci (Breslau, 1888); Miigge, Fiihrer durch Potsdam and Umgebung (Potsdam, 1896); Kopisch, Die koniglichen Schlosser and Garten zu Potsdam (Berlin, 1854); avid Bethge, Die Hohenzollernanlagen Potsdams (Berlin, 1889).

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