Definition for interested (2 of 2)
- 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
Related formso·ver·in·ter·est, nounpre·in·ter·est, noun, verbre·in·ter·est, noun, verb (used with object)
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
British Dictionary definitions for interested (1 of 2)
Derived Formsinterestedly, adverbinterestedness, noun
British Dictionary definitions for interested (2 of 2)
- 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
Culture definitions for interested
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.
Idioms and Phrases with interested
see in one's interest; take an interest; vested interest; with interest.