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Interest (IPA: /ˈɪntɝəst/, /ˈɪntɝɪst/, /ˈɪntɹəst/, /ˈɪntɹɪst/)


Interest (n.)

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.

Interest (n.)

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; -- often used impersonally.

Interest (n.)

To cause or permit to share.

Interest (n.)

Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern.

Interest (n.)

Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.

Interest (n.)

Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.

Interest (n.)

Premium paid for the use of money, -- usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.

Interest (n.)

Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.

Interest (n.)

The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.

Interest

Fee paid by the debtor to the creditor for temporarily borrowed capital

Interest

Emotion

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "The interest I have in believing in something is not a proof that the something exists ."" - Jerry Coyne

Example Sentence (Quote)

".. .The modern fading of interest in religion." - Alfred North Whitehead

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [People] who develop forms of unaffiliated 'self-religion,' a deep but vague and unorganized interest in the sacred." - Self religion

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [To Sasuke] Go away. You don't interest me at the moment." - Naruto

Example Sentence (Quote)

" And the only interest about him arises from the unusual series of events of which his shadow was witness." - Evelyn Waugh


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