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interest

 
Noun interest has 7 senses
  1. interest, involvement - a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"
    --1 is a kind of curiosity, wonder
    --1 has particulars: enthusiasm; concern
    Derived forms: verb interest2, verb interest1
  2. interest, interestingness - the power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
    --2 is a kind of power, powerfulness
    --2 has particulars:
     newsworthiness, news; topicality; color, colour, vividness
    Derived forms: verb interest3, verb interest1
  3. sake, interest - 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 is a kind of benefit, welfare
    --3 has particulars: behalf
  4. interest - a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
    --4 is a kind of
    fixed charge, fixed cost, fixed costs
    --4 has particulars: compound interest; simple interest
  5. pastime, interest, pursuit - 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"
    --5 is a kind of diversion, recreation
    --5 has particulars:
     avocation, by-line, hobby, sideline, spare-time activity
  6. interest, stake - (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 is a kind of share, portion, part, percentage
    --6 has particulars:
     grubstake; controlling interest; insurable interest; vested interest; security interest; terminable interest; undivided interest, undivided right; fee; equity; reversion; right
  7. interest, interest group - (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
    --7 is a kind of social group
    --7 has particulars: special interest; vested interest
Verb interest has 3 senses
  1. interest - excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
    --1 is one way to
    arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
    Antonyms: bore, tire
    Derived forms: noun interest2, noun interest1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
  2. concern, interest, occupy, worry - be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant"
    Derived form: noun interest1
    Sample sentence:
    The bad news will interest him
  3. matter to, interest - be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
    --3 is one way to refer, pertain, relate, concern, come to, bear on, touch, touch on
    Derived form: noun interest2
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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