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Interest meaning

interest - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( 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"
  2. 2. be on the mind of; " I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. To cause or permit to share.
  5. 5. Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern.
  6. 6. Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.
  7. 7. Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.
  8. 8. Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.
  9. 9. The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; - often used impersonally.
  12. 12. Premium paid for the use of money, - usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.
  13. 13. Concern; share; premium for the use of money.
  14. 14. To awaken concern in; to concern.

interest - examples of usage

  1. " We're talking about things that interest us both very much," she said. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Nothing is of so much interest as a 'horse case. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. Besides, how could I know it would interest you? - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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