Meaning of 'interest'

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Meaning of ‘interest’

10 definitions found.



a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)

Synonyms: pursuit


a reason for wanting something done

Synonyms: sake


the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)

Example: "they said nothing of great interest"

Synonyms: interestingness


a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something

Example: "an interest in music"

Synonyms: involvement


a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims

Example: "The iron interests stepped up production."

Synonyms: interest group


(law) a right or legal share of something

Synonyms: stake


a fixed charge for borrowing money


excite the curiosity of

Example: "engage the interest of"


be on the mind of

Synonyms: concern worry occupy


be of importance or consequence

Synonyms: matter to

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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