Dictionary Results for interest


1. interest - noun

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

Synonym(s): involvement

Hypernym(s): curiosity, wonder




2. interest - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): sake

Hypernym(s): benefit, welfare




3. interest - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): interestingness

Hypernym(s): power, powerfulness

Antonym(s): uninterestingness




4. interest - noun

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

Hypernym(s): fixed_charge, fixed_cost, fixed_costs




5. interest - noun

· (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"

Synonym(s): stake

Hypernym(s): share, portion, part, percentage




6. interest - noun

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

Synonym(s): interest_group

Hypernym(s): social_group




7. interest - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): pastime, pursuit

Hypernym(s): diversion, recreation




8. interest - verb

· excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Hypernym(s): arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke

Antonym(s): bore




9. interest - verb

· be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"

Synonym(s): concern, occupy, worry




10. interest - verb

· be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"

Synonym(s): matter_to

Hypernym(s): refer, pertain, relate, concern, come_to, bear_on, touch, touch_on, have_to_do_with





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