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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Avid  \Av"id\,  a.  [L.  avidus  fr  av?re  to  long:  cf  F.  avide. 
  See  {Avarice}.] 
  Longing  eagerly  for  eager;  greedy.  ``Avid  of  gold,  yet 
  greedier  of  renown.''  --Southey. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  avid 
  adj  1:  (often  followed  by  `for')  ardently  or  excessively  desirous; 
  "avid  for  adventure";  "an  avid  ambition  to  succeed"; 
  "fierce  devouring  affection";  "the  esurient  eyes  of  an 
  avid  curiosity";  "greedy  for  fame"  [syn:  {devouring(a)}, 
  {esurient},  {greedy}] 
  2:  marked  by  active  interest  and  enthusiasm;  "an  avid  sports 
  fan";  "a  great  walker";  "an  eager  beaver"  [syn:  {great},  {eager}, 
  {zealous}] 




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