Definitions for interest

Definitions for (noun) interest

Main entry: pastime, pursuit, interest

Definition: a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

Usage: sailing is her favorite pastime; his main pastime is gambling; he counts reading among his interests; they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits

Main entry: sake, interest

Definition: a reason for wanting something done

Usage: for your sake; died for the sake of his country; in the interest of safety; in the common interest

Main entry: interest, interestingness

Definition: the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)

Usage: they said nothing of great interest; primary colors can add interest to a room

Main entry: involvement, interest

Definition: a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

Usage: an interest in music

Main entry: interest, interest group

Definition: (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

Usage: the iron interests stepped up production

Main entry: stake, interest

Definition: (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something

Usage: they have interests all over the world; a stake in the company's future

Main entry: interest

Definition: a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed

Usage: how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?

Definitions for (verb) interest

Main entry: interest

Definition: excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Main entry: occupy, concern, interest, worry

Definition: be on the mind of

Usage: I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift

Main entry: matter to, interest

Definition: be of importance or consequence

Usage: This matters to me!

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