Definition of interest
- a sum paid or charged for the use of money or for borrowing money: If I won the lottery, I would invest the money, quit working and live off the interest.
- interest rate (def. 1).
Idioms about interest
Origin of interest
OTHER WORDS FROM interesto·ver·in·ter·est, nounpre·in·ter·est, noun, verbre·in·ter·est, noun, verb (used with object)
How to use interest in a sentence
On the heels of Lululemon’s major acquisition of Mirror, which it announced in late June, moderator Jordan Crook inquired whether Fabletics had its own interests in expanding its footprint beyond activewear.Fabletics’ Adam Goldenberg and Kevin Hart on what’s next for the activewear empire|Lucas Matney|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
I strongly believe this adjustment is in the best interest of the Patrick Henry Sideline Cheer Club and its students.School Sports Became ‘Clubs’ Amid the Pandemic – Now Two Coaches Are Out|Ashly McGlone|September 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
After a rush of investor interest the day of the IPO, traders tend to sell off shares for a quick profit on day two.Investors in Snowflake’s IPO should prepare for a second-day slump|Oliver Staley|September 17, 2020|Quartz
If Democrats do well in November, pressure will be overwhelming on members of Congress to deliver in key ways for interest groups that supported them.
I ask that with a certain level of personal interest because I was also the family cook growing up.Tom Colicchio Hopes (and Fears) COVID-19 Will Change the Restaurant Industry|Pallabi Munsi|September 16, 2020|Ozy
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.
What Kraft actually meant was, this decision was made in the best interests of the 32 corporations that own NFL teams.
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.
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
Hence arise factions, dissensions, and loss to their religious interests and work; and these intruders seek to rule the others.
He takes a turn up and down the room, looks at the music, and if the piece interests him, he will call upon you.
And we will also settle and assure the particular rights and interests of every planter and adventurer.
It is exceedingly difficult and is one of the few of his compositions that it interests Liszt to know that people play.
British Dictionary definitions for interest
- 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
Cultural definitions for interest
The charge for borrowing money or the return for lending it.
Other Idioms and Phrases with interest
see in one's interest; take an interest; vested interest; with interest.