- interest group,
- interest rate,
- interest-rate futures,
Origin of interested
- 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)
Origin of interest
Examples from the Web for interested
“I heard Jeffrey was interested in supporting science and I contacted him,” Krauss said.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Monir is not interested in classic dances like tango or ballet.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread|IranWire|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Although major presses covered below news since last night, not many people is interested in their threat,” wrote Hwang.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say Studio Exec Picked Kim Jong-Un as the Villain of ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
None of us were interested in making a film about a speech, a statue, or all that good stuff; it was about getting underneath it.Ava DuVernay on ‘Selma,’ the Racist Sony Emails, and Making Golden Globes History|Marlow Stern|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was so great and it made everything click for me, because I was also interested in journalism.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My mind is interested all the day; I no longer feel listlessness; the time never hangs heavy upon my hands.The Last Penny and Other Stories|T. S. Arthur
People will be interested because it shows the operators are coming in our direction.Dust|Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
It appeared to me at the time that she was not interested in having the new curtains.Warren Commission (10 of 26): Hearings Vol. X (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
The boys had become so interested in bringing down the wolf that they had paid no attention to what was taking place overhead.The Rover Boys at Big Horn Ranch|Edward Stratemeyer
She had long since ceased to be interested in Billy Burgeman as an individual.Seven Miles to Arden|Ruth Sawyer
- 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
"motivated by self-interest," 1705; "having an interest or stake (in something);" from past participle of interest (v.).
"to cause to be interested," c.1600, earlier interesse (1560s), from the noun (see interest (n.)). Perhaps also from or influenced by interess'd, past participle of interesse.
mid-15c., "legal claim or right; concern; benefit, advantage;" earlier interesse (late 14c.), from Anglo-French interesse "what one has a legal concern in," from Medieval Latin interesse "compensation for loss," noun use of Latin interresse "to concern, make a difference, be of importance," literally "to be between," from inter- "between" (see inter-) + esse "to be" (see essence).
Cf. German Interesse, from the same Medieval Latin source. Form in English influenced 15c. by French interest "damage," from Latin interest "it is of importance, it makes a difference," third person singular present of interresse. Financial sense of "money paid for the use of money lent" (1520s) earlier was distinguished from usury (illegal under Church law) by being in reference to "compensation due from a defaulting debtor." Meaning "curiosity" is first attested 1771. Interest group is attested from 1907; interest rate by 1868.
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.
see in one's interest; take an interest; vested interest; with interest.