What does the word avoid mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Avoidable.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To keep away from; shun; evade.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Avoidably.

Usage examples for avoid

  1. As William- that was my third- used to say: 'Things you can't avoid are best taken cheerfully. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  2. It was all I could do to avoid speech. – The Betrayal by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. Why should I avoid her? – Lola by Owen Davis