Found 4 items, similar to interest.
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English → English
v 1: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of [ant: bore
2: be on the mind of; “I worry about the second Germanic
3: be of importance or consequence; “This matters to me!”
n 1: a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or
something; “an interest in music”
2: the power of attracting or holding one's interest (because
it is unusual or exciting etc.); “they said nothing of
; “primary colors can add interest to a
] [ant: uninterestingness
3: a reason for wanting something done; “for your sake”
for the sake of his country”
; “in the interest of safety”
“in the common interest”
4: a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of
the amount borrowed; “how much interest do you pay on your
5: a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually
pleasantly); “sailing is her favorite pastime”
; “his main
pastime is gambling”
; “he counts reading among his
; “they criticized the boy for his limited
6: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial
involvement with something; “they have interests all over
; “a stake in the company's future”
7: (usually plural) a social group whose members control some
field of activity and who have common aims; “the iron
interests stepped up production”
[syn: interest group
English → English
, n. [OF. interest, F. int['e]r[^e]t, fr.
L. interest it interests, is of interest, fr. interesse to be
between, to be difference, to be importance; inter between +
esse to be; cf. LL. interesse usury. See Essence
1. Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful,
accompanying special attention to some object; concern; a
desire to learn more about a topic or engage often in an
[1913 Webster +PJC]
Note: Interest expresses mental excitement of various kinds
and degrees. It may be intellectual, or sympathetic and
emotional, or merely personal; as, an interest in
philosophical research; an interest in human suffering;
the interest which an avaricious man takes in money
So much interest have I in thy sorrow. --Shak.
2. (Finance, Commerce) Participation in advantage, profit,
and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest
in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the
3. Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a
selfish benefit; profit; benefit.
Divisions hinder the common interest and public
good. --Sir W.
When interest calls of all her sneaking train.
4. (Finance) A fee paid for the use of money; a fee paid for
a loan; -- usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest
at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.
They have told their money, and let out
Their coin upon large interest. --Shak.
5. Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent
for what is given or rendered.
You shall have your desires with interest. --Shak.
6. The persons interested in any particular business or
measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the
, interest, not only on the original
principal, but also on unpaid interest from the time it
, interest on the principal sum without
interest on overdue interest.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interested
; p. pr.
& vb. n. Interesting
.] [From interess'd, p. p. of the older
form interess, fr. F. int['e]resser, L. interesse. See
1. To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to
excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or
thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest
one in charitable work.
To love our native country . . . to be interested in
its concerns is natural to all men. --Dryden.
A goddess who used to interest herself in marriages.
2. To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern;
to excite; -- often used impersonally. [Obs.]
Or rather, gracious sir,
Create me to this glory, since my cause
Doth interest this fair quarrel. --Ford.
3. To cause or permit to share. [Obs.]
The mystical communion of all faithful men is such
as maketh every one to be interested in those
precious blessings which any one of them receiveth
at God's hands. --Hooker.
Syn: To concern; excite; attract; entertain; engage; occupy;