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As used in English, the sense of physical craving or hunger is very rare, as in this 1866 translation of a line from Ovid's Metamorphoses: “Or dragon avid for his prey.” Instead, we tend to use avid synonymously with “intensely eager.” What avid lends to “eager” is the added dimension of intensification by either enthusiasm (an avid fan of indie films) or desire, which can sometimes morph into greed (avid for company; avid for gold). An excess of any of these qualities may lead to darker territories, as shown by this 1953 quote from The New Yorker: “He was writing for a public avid for gruesome details.”
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—Avid: A non-linear video editing system developed by Avid Technology, Inc. Best known in the film and video production industry are the Media Composer and Pro Tools video and sound editing software. The Avid editing system was used to edit films such as Iron Man 2, 2012, and Hurt Locker, among many others. Pro Tools was used for the sound edit and mix of Avatar.
—AVID: acronym for Advancement Via Individual Determination. A teaching system designed to help underachieving students with high academic potential prepare for entrance to colleges and universities. The system was developed in 1980 by Mary Catherine Swanson, an English teacher from San Diego.
—AVID: acronym for American Veterinary Identification Devices. These are microchips that are permanently implanted in a pet to be used for the animal's identification.
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Quotations related to avid
- "Avid of gold, yet greedier of renown "-Robert Southey Covadonga The Poetical Works of Robert Southey: Volume 9 (1838)
- "He was convivial, bawdy, robustly avid for pleasure. "-F. Scott Fitzgerald The Rich Boy (1926)
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Favorite books can be displayed vertically stacked in between, which makes this a great and thoughtful choice for avid readers.Wine bottle holders and racks that make sophisticated gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|September 29, 2020|Popular Science
Gellert, 48, is an avid climber and backcountry snowboarder who has ridden all over the world.
Previously, Johnson, an avid rock climber, had been vice president of technical outdoor for the company, leading groups that built products for everything from trail running to snowboarding.
Political scientist Salma Mousa of Stanford University, an avid soccer fan who grew up in the Middle East, wondered if the popular sport could bring those communities together.Interfaith soccer teams eased Muslim-Christian tensions — to a point|Sujata Gupta|August 13, 2020|Science News
The Sunday in late April that the avid runner became ill started like any other and included a seven-mile run.Why COVID-19 is both startlingly unique and painfully familiar|Aimee Cunningham|July 2, 2020|Science News
He grew up both a computer geek in the early days of video games and an avid record collector.DJ Spooky Wants You To Question Everything You Know About Music, Technology, and Philosophy|Oliver Jones|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now, just as avid an art collector, Jay Z spoke about the meeting of cultural worlds (and rapped about them) in “Picasso Baby”.William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All this time, even back when he was studying at Purdue, Pragnell was an avid home-brewer.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama|Jeff Campagna|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Describing by biographers as an avid writer of letters, little of his correspondence appears available to public view.
Fryberg was an avid hunter, according to his Facebook posts.The Homecoming Prince Who Tweeted His Killing Spree|Brandy Zadrozny|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The shout of approval showed how avid they were for some direct expression of their accumulated resentment.Mountain|Clement Wood
The uneventful lives they led year after year made men and women alike avid for anything of the nature of news or incident.In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim|Frances Hodgson Burnett
The funny thing is that Wagner never renounced anything: to the end he was greedy, avid of life.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
What a break-off, leaving the gasping reader in a state of choking suspense, of avid, ungratified curiosity!Ptomaine Street|Carolyn Wells
There was a meagre, passionless dulness about the aspect, though at times it quickened into a kind of avid acuteness.Lucretia, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton