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Definition of Interest

Interest

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

Interest Quotations

Concern for man and his fate must always form the chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.
Albert Einstein

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

William Morris Quote
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
William Morris

I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
Abraham Lincoln

It is hard to interest those who have everything in those who have nothing.
Helen Keller
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Interest Translations

interest in Afrikaans is belangstelling
interest in Danish is interesse
interest in Dutch is interesseren, belang inboezemen
interest in Finnish is kiinnostaa
interest in German is Zins {m}, Anteil {m}, Interesse
interest in Italian is interessare, interesse
interest in Norwegian is interessere, interesse, rente
interest in Portuguese is interesse

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