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avid (adj.)

"eager; greedy," 1769, from French avide (15c.), from Latin avidus "longing eagerly, desirous, greedy," from avere "to desire eagerly" (see avarice). Also in part a back-formation from avidity. Related: Avidly.

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Definitions of avid from WordNet

avid (adj.)
(often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous;
the esurient eyes of an avid curiosity
avid for adventure
an avid ambition to succeed
Synonyms: devouring / esurient / greedy
avid (adj.)
marked by active interest and enthusiasm;
an avid sports fan
Synonyms: zealous
From wordnet.princeton.edu