Definitions of interest

  1.   be on the mind of What is worrying you
  2.   be of importance or consequence This matters to me
  3.   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 interests they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits
  4.   a reason for wanting something done for your sake died for the sake of his country in the interest of safety in the common interest
  5.   the power of attracting or holding one's interest because it is unusual or exciting etc they said nothing of great interest primary colors can add interest to a room
  6.   a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something an interest in music
  7.   usually plural a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims the iron interests stepped up production
  8.   a right or legal share of something a financial involvement with something they have interests all over the world a stake in the company's future
  9.   a fixed charge for borrowing money usually a percentage of the amount borrowed how much interest do you pay on your mortgage
  10.   excite the curiosity of engage the interest of
  11.   law a right or legal share of something a financial involvement with something they have interests all over the world a stake in the company's future
  12.   be on the mind of I worry about the second Germanic consonant
  13.   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
  14.   To cause or permit to share
  15.   Excitement of feeling whether pleasant or painful accompanying special attention to some object concern
  16.   Participation in advantage profit and responsibility share portion part as an interest in a brewery he has parted with his interest in the stocks
  17.   Advantage personal or general good regarded as a selfish benefit profit benefit
  18.   Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered
  19.   The persons interested in any particular business or measure taken collectively as the iron interest the cotton interest
  20.   A commission you pay a bank or other creditor for lending you money or extending you credit An interest rate represents the annual percentage that is added to your balance This means that if your loan or credit line has an interest rate of 8 the holder adds 8 to the balance each year More specifically interest is calculated and added to your loan or credit line through a process called compounding If interest is compounded daily the balance will rise by 1 365th of 8 each day If interest is compounded monthly the balance will rise 1 12th of 8 at the start of each month
  21.   To be concerned with or engaged in to affect to concern to excite often used impersonally
  22.   Premium paid for the use of money usually reckoned as a percentage as interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars
  23.   To engage the attention of a waken curiosity care etc in cause to take a share in as to interest oneself in politics
  24.   Advantage influence as he used his interest with the president to secure a position for his brother personal concern benefit profit sum paid for the use of money share
  25.   Advantage premium paid for the use of money in COMPOUND INTEREST the interest of each period is added to its principal and the amount forms a new principal for the next period any increase concern special attention influence over others share participation a collective name for those interested in any particular business measure or the like as the landed interest of the country the shipping interest of our principal ports
  26.   To engage the attention to awaken concern in to excite in behalf of another
  27.   Concern share premium for the use of money
  28.   To awaken concern in to concern
  29.   To awaken the interest of engage in
  30.   Attention with concern or desire to know
  31.   Profit benefit
  32.   Payment for the use of money
  33.   Influence
  34.   Concern advantage good influence over others share premium paid for the use of money Simple interest interest on the principal only Compound interest interest on the principal and added interest
  35.   To awaken concern in to excite emotion or passion usually in favour of but sometimes against to give a share in
  36.   Influence over others benefit good regard to private profit or advantage concern share price paid for the use or loan of money the sum lent being called the principal the interest for a year on 100 the rate and the principal and interest the amount
  37.   To concern to affect to engage as the attention or affections to give or have a share in

Quotes of interest

  1. Sex a great and mysterious motive force in human life has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages – William J. Brennan, Jr.
  2. I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has really not just sparked an interest but encouraged a few generations of people to go into the sciences – LeVar Burton
  3. I mean I'm a conservative I believe that you know if you borrow too much you just build up debts for your children to pay off You put pressure on interest rates You put at risk your economy That's the case in Britain We're not a reserve currency so we need to get on and deal with this issue – David Cameron
  4. The study of music was a family interest – Emanuel Celler
  5. A wartime Minister of Information is compelled in the national interest to such continuous acts of duplicity that even his natural hair must grow to resemble a wig – Claud Cockburn
  6. It creates a conflict of interest what songs would I use for me and what would I use for the band – Martin Gore
  7. My key interest in choosing scripts is character -driven stories because there are so many stories that sacrifice character for plot – Lasse Hallstrom
  8. Yet our small business owners across the country are unfairly losing potential interest income on a daily basis until the Business Checking Freedom Act becomes law – Sue Kelly
  9. In those days between the ages of 12 and 18 you meant nothing You were the extra place at the side table if someone came to dinner You were of no interest to anyone – Alexis Korner
  10. The force of passion is balanced by the force of interest – Jose Marti
  11. I'm not qualified to do anything else So there better be another job I'm kind of stuck now I'm enjoying my life and I'm enjoying my work and I'm enjoying the fact that the work I'm doing is garnering some interest and that's great I just hope that it continues – Alfred Molina
  12. The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange – William Petty
  13. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner but from their regard to their own interest – Adam Smith
  14. I want to build a studio in my backyard The interest rates are low now so who knows – Paul Taylor
  15. Dates and periods are of interest only to the student of musical history – Peter Warlock

Usage examples for interest

  1. Would it interest her to talk about Flaten ” – Look Back on Happiness by Knut Hamsun
  2. Do you know I took you to be just the person who would have a deep interest in that kind of thing – An Artist in Crime by Rodrigues Ottolengui
  3. Well so do I that is I know he can interest one – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. The Teniers and Ostades no longer interest us as they did – Promenades of an Impressionist by James Huneker
  5. The interest in her look was not the simple one to be expected – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  6. But still all that you can want is your client's interest – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  7. Joe was all interest – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  8. You need not think that I am going to do everything you ask me to whether it is for my interest to do it or not – Practical Ethics by William DeWitt Hyde
  9. The father took an interest there – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  10. As a friend she may feel some interest in him I suppose – Faith and Unfaith by Duchess
  11. “ For an interest in it either a part or the whole – The Burial of the Guns by Thomas Nelson Page
  12. Don't you see it is in my interest that he should marry a rich person – Washington Square by Henry James
  13. But I don't see why it should interest you – The Reverberator by Henry James
  14. Already this was a new interest in life – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  15. “ Mary was looking at him with kind interest – Mary Gray by Katharine Tynan
  16. She looked with a new interest at her father – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  17. And I thank you for your interest – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  18. He could take no sort of interest in it at present – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  19. Why should he come and watch me and take this interest in my well being – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  20. You will see I speak of this as a matter of interest – Letters of John Keats to His Family and Friends by John Keats

Rhymes for interest