Definitions for AVIDˈæv ɪd
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avid, devouring(a), esurient, greedy(adj)
(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"
marked by active interest and enthusiasm
"an avid sports fan"
enthusiastic; passionate; longing eagerly; eager; greedy
I'm an avid reader.
Origin: From avidus, from aveo.
longing eagerly for; eager; greedy
Origin: [L. avidus, fr. avre to long: cf. F. avide. See Avarice.]
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I'm an avid gun owner, i carry, like just about anybody else does.
I'm also an avid chess player, and I have aspirations of eventually being a titled player one day.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go much further than people with vastly superior talent.
As her sons have seen her: the mother in patriarchy: controlling, erotic, castrating, heart-suffering, guilt-ridden, and guilt-provoking; a marble brow, a huge breast, an avid cave; between her legs snakes, swamp-grass, or teeth; on her lap a helpless infant or a martyred son. She exists for one purpose: to bear and nourish the son.
Getting ahead in a difficult profession -- singing, acting, writing, whatever -- requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve.
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