Definitions of interest:
  • noun:   the power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
    Example: "They said nothing of great interest"
  • noun:   a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    Example: "An interest in music"
  • noun:   (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
    Example: "The iron interests stepped up production"
  • noun:   (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
    Example: "They have interests all over the world"
  • noun:   a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed
    Example: "How much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
  • noun:   a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
    Example: "He counts reading among his interests"
  • noun:   a reason for wanting something done
    Example: "In the interest of safety"
  • verb:   excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
  • verb:   be on the mind of
  • verb:   be of importance or consequence

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