Definition of INTERESTS


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?" ;

  • 5. (

    ) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future" ;

  • 6. (

    ) (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production" ;

  • 7. (

    ) a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly); "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits" ;


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of ;

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