Meaning of “avid” in the English Dictionary

"avid" in British English

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avidadjective

uk /ˈæv.ɪd/ us /ˈæv.ɪd/
avidity
noun [ U ] uk /əˈvɪd.ə.ti/ us /əˈvɪd.ə.t̬i/ formal
avidly
adverb uk /ˈæv.ɪd.li/ us /ˈæv.ɪd.li/

She reads avidly.
We avidly awaited news of him.

(Definition of “avid” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"avid" in American English

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avidadjective

us /ˈæv·ɪd/

extremely eager or interested:

Knowles is an avid runner and cross-country skier.
avidly
adverb us /ˈæv·ɪd·li/

We listened avidly to the news from our secret radios.

(Definition of “avid” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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