interest

Save
1 interest /ˈɪntrəst/ noun
plural interests
1 interest
/ˈɪntrəst/
noun
plural interests
Learner's definition of INTEREST
: a feeling of wanting to learn more about something or to be involved in something
[noncount]
[singular]
[noncount] : a quality that attracts your attention and makes you want to learn more about something or to be involved in something
[count] : something (such as a hobby) that a person enjoys learning about or doing
[count] used when discussing what is the best or most helpful thing for someone
[noncount]
: the money paid by a borrower for the use of borrowed money
: money paid to you by a bank for the money you have in a bank account see also compound interest, simple interest
[count] : a legal share in a business or property
interests [plural] : a group financially involved in an industry or business
see also special interest
2 interest /ˈɪntrəst/ verb
interests; interested; interesting
2 interest
/ˈɪntrəst/
verb
interests; interested; interesting
Learner's definition of INTEREST
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to want to learn more about something or to become involved in something
: to persuade (someone) to have, take, or participate in (something)
Comments & Questions
Comments & Questions
What made you want to look up interest? Include any comments and questions you have about this word.