- a sum paid or charged for the use of money or for borrowing money.
- such a sum expressed as a percentage of money borrowed to be paid over a given period, usually one year.
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for interest
Origin of interest
OTHER WORDS FROM interesto·ver·in·ter·est, nounpre·in·ter·est, noun, verbre·in·ter·est, noun, verb (used with object)
Words nearby interest
Example sentences from the Web for interest
Those problem credits were labeled as “nonaccrual,” meaning that the bank had stopped recognizing revenue from the interest it was billing the borrower, but the borrower wasn’t paying.
For non-card loans, if a customer hadn’t paid interest, typically for 90 days or more, the bank classified the account as “nonperforming.”
The post also said publishers will be able to “monetize their content through an enhanced storytelling experience that lets people go deeper into more complex stories, stay informed and be exposed to a world of different issues and interests.”‘Stay ahead of regulations’: Publishers question Google’s motives in paying for news|Lucinda Southern|June 26, 2020|Digiday
That’s great news, and it will likely create a rising interest in real estate markets across the country.
Our industry has to differentiate the things that are in our interests and what are the interests of our clients.‘The glass is half full for me’: Martin Sorrell’s optimistic take on recovery|Lara O'Reilly|June 15, 2020|Digiday
British Dictionary definitions for interest
- a right, share, or claim, esp in a business or property
- the business, property, etc, in which a person has such concern
- a charge for the use of credit or borrowed money
- such a charge expressed as a percentage per time unit of the sum borrowed or used
Word Origin for interest
Cultural definitions for interest
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.
Idioms and Phrases with interest
see in one's interest; take an interest; vested interest; with interest.