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  Definition of interest
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"
  5. (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
  6. (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"
  7. a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
  8. excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
  9. be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
  10. be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
Similar Words: pastime, pursuit, sake, interestingness, involvement, interest group, stake, concern, occupy, worry, matter to

 

Hyponyms: avocation, by-line, hobby, sideline, spare-time activity, behalf, newsworthiness, news, topicality, color, colour, vividness, enthusiasm, concern, special interest, vested interest, grubstake, controlling interest, insurable interest, security interest, terminable interest, undivided interest, undivided right, fee, equity, reversion, right, compound interest, simple interest, absorb, engross, engage, occupy, fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind, intrigue

 

Attributes: interesting, uninteresting

 

Derivational Morphology: prosecute, engage, pursue, matter to, involve, concern, occupy, worry, interestingness, involvement, occupation, care, fear, headache, vexation

 

Anagrams: eternise, sinister

 

Language Translations:
Danish: interesse   Dutch: interesse and interest  
Esperanto: intereso and interezo   Finnish: kiinnostus and korko  
French: intérêt   German: Interesse and Zins  
Hebrew: עניין and ריבית   Hindi: सूद and स्वारस्य  
Hungarian: érdeklődés and kamat   Indonesian: bunga (bank)  
Kurdish: faîz and mereq   Malay: bunga and minat  
Malayalam: താല്പര്യം and പലിശ   Norwegian: interesse and rente  
Polish: zainteresowanie   Portuguese: interesse and juros  
Romanian: dobanda and interes   Serbian: interes  
Spanish: interés   Telugu: ఆసక్తి and వడ్డీ  
 
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