- 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 interests
Is it any wonder that the interests of large corporations and unions get to the front of the line?
“The threat streams to U.S. interests and Western interests are off the chart,” he said.
If few of the above studies seem relevant to your interests, then congratulations!Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?|Samantha Allen|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, he saw the overlap of interests as being horribly negative.
Cormac McCarthy once said that a novel can “encompass all the various disciplines and interests of humanity.”
And this must be true always where our interests are truly Christian interests.Our Lady Saint Mary|J. G. H. Barry
To protect his own interests Prescott decided to make an abridgment of his own, and thus to forestall the pirate.William Hickling Prescott|Harry Thurston Peck
I am assuming, of course, that the company knows its own interests just as well as you and your fellow workmen know yours.The Common Sense of Socialism|John Spargo
He was a strong, robust man in the prime of life, with a profession and hosts of acquaintances to help on his interests.Southern Hearts|Florence Hull Winterburn
Khush-newaz should take to wife one of his daughters, and thus unite the interests of the two reigning families.
British Dictionary definitions for interests
- 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 interests
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.
Idioms and Phrases with interests
see in one's interest; take an interest; vested interest; with interest.