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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

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

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
Henry David Thoreau

The reality is that business and investment spending are the true leading indicators of the economy and the stock market. If you want to know where the stock market is headed, forget about consumer spending and retail sales figures. Look to business spending, price inflation, interest rates, and productivity gains.
Mark Skousen

What I've enjoyed most, though, is meeting people who have a real interest in food and sharing ideas with them. Good food is a global thing and I find that there is always something new and amazing to learn - I love it!
Jamie Oliver
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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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