- interest group,
- interest rate,
- interest-rate futures,
- interfacial canal,
- interfacial tension
Origin of interesting
- 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 interesting
Interesting that those who sat in judgment of him found those two sets of beliefs to be incompatible.
“I found him to to be an interesting person,” Krauss said of the first impression.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking|M.L. Nestel|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
These are eight of the most interesting laws passed in the second session of the 113th Congress.Nazis, Sunscreen, and Sea Gull Eggs: Congress in 2014 Was Hella Productive|Ben Jacobs|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps the most interesting and indeed relevant of this is the C2 (or Command and Control) addresses found in the malware.
But by far the most interesting object, which held enormous fascination for me, sat high up on the top shelf.
It is giving him no excessive praise to say that he makes himself as interesting as Johnson and Boswell together.The Age of Dryden|Richard Garnett
It was a friendship that would have meant much to Douglas, even if it had not led to an interesting romance.Stephen A. Douglas|Allen Johnson
Its clients were not always as interesting as the unfortunate Ingelburge.Life of St. Francis of Assisi|Paul Sabatier
Every minute of Robert's life was interesting and never had it been so full of zest as in this, his last year at Annapolis.An Annapolis First Classman|Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
Having issued this second edition of his interesting narrative, the landlord enters the stable.The Lock And Key Library|Various
- 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
1711, "that concerns, important," from interest (v.). Meaning "so as to excite interest" is from 1768. Related: Interestingly. Euphemistic phrase interesting condition, etc., "pregnant" is from 1748.
"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.