interested

[ in-ter-uh-stid, -truh-stid, -tuh-res-tid ]
/ ˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd /

adjective

having an interest in something; concerned: Interested members will meet at noon.
having the attention or curiosity engaged: an interested spectator.
characterized by a feeling of interest.
influenced by personal or selfish motives: an interested witness.
participating; having an interest or share; having money involved.

Origin of interested

1655–65; interest + -ed3 or -ed2

Related forms

Definition for interested (2 of 2)

interest

[ in-ter-ist, -trist ]
/ ˈɪn tər ɪst, -trɪst /

noun

verb (used with object)

Origin of interest

1225–75; (noun) Middle English < Medieval Latin, Latin: it concerns, literally, it is between; replacing interesse < Medieval Latin, Latin: to concern, literally, to be between; (v.) earlier interess as v. use of the noun; see inter-, esse

Related forms

o·ver·in·ter·est, nounpre·in·ter·est, noun, verbre·in·ter·est, noun, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for interested (1 of 2)

interested

/ (ˈɪntrɪstɪd, -tərɪs-) /

adjective

showing or having interest
(usually prenominal) personally involved or implicatedthe interested parties met to discuss the business

Derived Forms

interestedly, adverbinterestedness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for interested (2 of 2)

interest

/ (ˈɪntrɪst, -tərɪst) /

noun

verb (tr)

to arouse or excite the curiosity or concern of
to cause to become involved in something; concern

Word Origin for interest

C15: from Latin: it concerns, from interesse; from inter- + esse to be
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Culture definitions for interested

interest


The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.

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Idioms and Phrases with interested

interest


see in one's interest; take an interest; vested interest; with interest.

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