avid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French avide, from Latin avidus (eager, desirous; greedy), from aveō (wish, desire, long for, crave).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

avid (comparative more avid, superlative most avid)

  1. enthusiastic; keen; eager; showing great interest in something or desire to do something
    I'm an avid reader.
    • 1999, Larry Zuckerman, The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World
      A blanket disdain for indigenous foods doesn't explain the delay, because Spain was avid to adopt a different New World root.
    • 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 3
      We waited for something to happen, for anything to happen, we were avid for some event to unfold itself out of the burning nothing to save us.

Usage notes[edit]

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)

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Translations[edit]

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French avide, Latin avidus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

avid m, n (feminine singular avidă, masculine plural avizi, feminine and neuter plural avide)

  1. avid, eager, desirous
  2. greedy, grasping

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