avid

[[t]æ̱vɪd[/t]]
1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n You use avid to describe someone who is very enthusiastic about something that they do.

He misses not having enough books because he's an avid reader.

...an avid collector of art and history.

Derived words:
avidly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Thank you for a most entertaining magazine, which I read avidly each month.

2) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ, usu ADJ for n If you say that someone is avid for something, you mean that they are very eager to get it.

He was intensely eager, indeed avid, for wealth.

Derived words:
avidly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Western suppliers too are competing avidly for business abroad.


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