avid avid  /ˈæ vəd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) marked by active interest and enthusiasm
  2. (adj) (often followed by `for') ardently or excessively desirous

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Usage(s):

  1. Giannini, an avid equestrian, lives with her husband, a Web designer, in Florence.
  2. He is an avid historian, enjoys philosophical debates and has a wicked sense of humor.

News

  1. Pitts: Message in a bottle connects two families

    Last Father's Day, the family of the late David Hinkamp left notes for him in the Atlantic Ocean. The noted jeweler, golfer and avid fisherman had died on the first day of 2012.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Fayetteville Observer

  2. YPSILANTI: EMU prof Fike plans 450-mile fundraising bike trek

    YPSILANTI — After 10 years of avid cycling, Eastern Michigan University professor John Fike will be taking his passion one step further: in two weeks he will embark on a nearly 450-mile bike trip across Michigan, his longest trip to date. And he's doing it for the sake of his students.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Ypsilanti Courier

  3. Avid revamps the BB7 disc brake

    Avid has given the venerable BB7 disc brake a bit of a facelift, adding lighter stainless steel hardware and giving the brake a shiny black anodized finish. The updated BB7S uses the same stainless hardware introduced for the BB7 Road SL last fall. The BB7s also comes with Avid’s HS1 rotor. The construction and mechanics of this cable-actuated disc brake remain unchanged. The BB7S still has a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BikeRadar

Quotes

  1. "This humanity of the 21st century appears as sure and self-sufficient master of its own destiny, the avid proponent of uncontested triumphs," the Pope added.
    on Dec 25, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Canada.com

  2. "There's nothing better than an avid fan," Combs said.
    on Feb 10, 2008 By: Jeffrey Combs Source: Washington Post

  3. "As an avid watcher of the Oscars, I can't help but be a little disappointed with the choice," Stewart joked. "It appears to be another sad attempt to smoke out Billy Crystal."
    on Jan 5, 2006 By: Jon Stewart Source: BBC News

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