interest interest  /ˈɪn trəst/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
  2. (n) a reason for wanting something done
  3. (n) the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
  4. (n) a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed
  5. (n) (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
  6. (n) (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
  7. (n) a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
  8. (v) excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
  9. (v) be on the mind of
  10. (v) be of importance or consequence

Usage(s):

  1. No financial topic has been the subject of more consternation during the past three years than interest rates.
  2. No financial topic has been the subject of more consternation during the past three years than interest rates.
  3. Long-term interest rates are notching higher, a clear sign that some perceive the investment climate as riskier.

News

  1. Public Interest Watch Launches Inquiry Into Alleged Reporting Violations of SaferStreetsLA.org, Its Executive Director ...

    Public Interest Watch , www.publicinterestwatch.org, launched an inquiry into the charitable status of SaferStreetsLA.org and has filed complaints with the Fair Political Practices Commission and the Los ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Soaring Interest Rates Send Mortgage Apps Reeling

    Interest rates on U.S. home mortgages rose last week to hit their highest level in over a year, sapping demand from potential homeowners.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CNBC

  3. Interest Rates Are Squeezing the Life Out of These Banks

    Interest Rates Are Squeezing the Life Out of These Banks        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

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Quotes

  1. Obama said he came to Cairo "to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in...
    on Jun 4, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Mr Cameron said he and Mr Clegg would "put aside party differences and work hard for the common good and the national interest".
    on May 11, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I'm glad people are feeling like the economy's back enough that they can do it," Alexander said. "It wasn't because the interest in poker went away, so I have to assume people weren't willing to speculate."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jason Alexander Source: msnbc.com

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