[in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid] /ˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd/
having an in something; concerned:
Interested members will meet at noon.
having the attention or curiosity engaged:
an interested spectator.
characterized by a feeling of .
influenced by personal or selfish motives:
an interested witness.
participating; having an or share; having money involved.
[in-ter-ist, -trist] /ˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst/
the feeling of a person whose attention, concern, or curiosity is particularly engaged by something:
She has a great interest in the poetry of Donne.
something that concerns, involves, draws the attention of, or arouses the curiosity of a person:
His interests are philosophy and chess.
power of exciting such concern, involvement, etc.; quality of being interesting:
political issues of great interest.
a matter of primary interest.
a business, cause, or the like in which a person has a share, concern, responsibility, etc.
a share, right, or title in the ownership of property, in a commercial or financial undertaking, or the like:
He bought half an interest in the store.
a participation in or concern for a cause, advantage, responsibility, etc.
a number or group of persons, or a party, financially interested in the same business, industry, or enterprise:
the banking interest.
interests, the group of persons or organizations having extensive financial or business power.
the state of being affected by something in respect to advantage or detriment:
We need an arbiter who is without interest in the outcome.
to have one’s own interest in mind.
regard for one’s own advantage or profit; self-interest:
The partnership dissolved because of their conflicting interests.
influence from personal importance or capability; power of influencing the action of others.
something added or thrown in above an exact equivalent:
Jones paid him back with a left hook and added a right uppercut for interest.
verb (used with object)
to engage or excite the attention or curiosity of:
Mystery stories interested him greatly.
to concern (a person, nation, etc.) in something; involve:
The fight for peace interests all nations.
to cause to take a personal concern or share; induce to participate:
to interest a person in an enterprise.
to cause to be concerned; affect.
in the interest(s) of, to the advantage or advancement of; in behalf of:
in the interests of good government.
showing or having interest
(usually prenominal) personally involved or implicated: the interested parties met to discuss the business
the sense of curiosity about or concern with something or someone: an interest in butterflies
the power of stimulating such a sense: to have great interest
the quality of such stimulation
something in which one is interested; a hobby or pursuit
(often pl) benefit; advantage: in one’s own interest
(often pl) a section of a community, etc, whose members have common aims: we must not offend the landed interest
declare an interest, to make known one’s connection, esp a prejudicial connection, with an affair
to arouse or excite the curiosity or concern of
to cause to become involved in something; concern
“motivated by self-interest,” 1705; “having an interest or stake (in something);” from past participle of interest (v.).
mid-15c., “legal claim or right; concern; benefit, advantage;” earlier interesse (late 14c.), from Anglo-French interesse “what one has a legal concern in,” from Medieval Latin interesse “compensation for loss,” noun use of Latin interresse “to concern, make a difference, be of importance,” literally “to be between,” from inter- “between” (see inter-) + esse “to be” (see essence).
Cf. German Interesse, from the same Medieval Latin source. Form in English influenced 15c. by French interest “damage,” from Latin interest “it is of importance, it makes a difference,” third person singular present of interresse. Financial sense of “money paid for the use of money lent” (1520s) earlier was distinguished from usury (illegal under Church law) by being in reference to “compensation due from a defaulting debtor.” Meaning “curiosity” is first attested 1771. Interest group is attested from 1907; interest rate by 1868.
“to cause to be interested,” c.1600, earlier interesse (1560s), from the noun (see interest (n.)). Perhaps also from or influenced by interess’d, past participle of interesse.
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.
[in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid] /ˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd/ adjective 1. having an in something; concerned: Interested members will meet at noon. 2. having the attention or curiosity engaged: an interested spectator. 3. characterized by a feeling of . 4. influenced by personal or selfish motives: an interested witness. 5. participating; having an […]
[in-ter-uh-ster-uh-fi-key-shuh n] /ˌɪn tər əˌstɛr ə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən/ noun, Chemistry. 1. .
adjective without interest payments; with no interest charged on money borrowed
noun 1. a group of people drawn or acting together in support of a common interest or to voice a common concern: Political interest groups seek to influence legislation. An organized group that tries to influence the government to adopt certain policies or measures. Also called pressure group. (See lobby.)