interest meaning

EN[ˈɪntɹɪst] [ˈɪntɹɛst] [-təɹ-]
  • Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of assets to the owner as a form of compensation for the use of the assets. It is most commonly the price paid for the use of borrowed money, or money earned by deposited funds.
  • When money is borrowed, interest is typically paid to the lender as a percentage of the principal, the amount owed to the lender.
  • Interest is compensation to the lender, for a) risk of principal loss, called credit risk; and b) forgoing other investments that could have been made with the loaned asset. These forgone investments are known as the opportunity cost.

    Definition of interest in English Dictionary

  • NounPLinterestsPREinter-SUF-est
    1. NU (finance) The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed.
      1. Our bank offers borrowers an annual interest of 5%. ‎
    2. NU A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity.
      1. He has a lot of interest in vintage cars. ‎
    3. NU Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.
      1. […] St. Bede's at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger's mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
    4. NC A business link or involvement.
      1. I have business interests in South Africa. ‎
    5. NC Something one is interested in.
      1. Lexicography is one of my interests. ‎
      2. Victorian furniture is an interest of mine. ‎
    6. OBS (rare) Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.
      1. The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.
        1. the iron interest;  the cotton interest
    7. VerbSGinterestsPRinterestingPT, PPinterested
      1. To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.
        1. It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.
        2. Action films don't really interest me.
      2. OBS (often impersonal) To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.
        1. OBS To cause or permit to share.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • So you tell your friends about it, including the people who have no interest in birding and wouldn't know a Le Conte's sparrow from a stegosaurus.
            • Spectator rowdiness and movement during matches is considered part of the “modern era of tennis” and good for the game, attracting nonfans interested in the spectacle.
            • Philosophy interested him, and I found my own education improving with Socrates' as he led me deeper and deeper into mazes of idealism, epistemology and sublineation.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • The judge recused from the case, citing a possible conflict of interest.
            • This is a tree-y course, like New Zealand, really good, good greens, well bunkered, a trifle on the short side, but full of interest.
            • All frames were extracted by an individual naïve to the experimental protocol and afterwards an experienced thermographer examined all the frames regarding the positioning of the regions of interest.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Countable nouns
              • Singularia tantum
                • Uncountable nouns
              • Verbs
                • Defective verbs
                  • Impersonal verbs
                  • Impersonal verbs
                    • Verbs by inflection type
                      • Irregular verbs
                        • Defective verbs
                          • Impersonal verbs
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                  2. en interested
                  3. en interests
                  4. en interester
                  5. en interesters
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Meaning of interest for the defined word.

                  Grammatically, this word "interest" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a defective verb, an impersonal verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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