interest

  • 1 interest — in·ter·est / in trəst; in tə rəst, ˌrest/ n [probably alteration of earlier interesse, from Anglo French, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, to be between, make a difference, concern, from inter between, among + esse to be] 1: a right, title, claim …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 interest — INTEREST. s. m. Ce qui importe, ce qui convient en quelque maniere que ce soit, ou à l honneur, ou à l utilité, ou à la satisfaction de quelqu un. Interest public, general, commun. interest de famille. interest particulier. interest d honneur.… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 3 Interest — In ter*est, n. [OF. interest, F. int[ e]r[^e]t, fr. L. interest it interests, is of interest, fr. interesse to be between, to be difference, to be importance; inter between + esse to be; cf. LL. interesse usury. See {Essence}.] [1913 Webster] 1.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Interest —     Interest     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Interest     Notion of interest     Interest is a value exacted or promised over and above the restitution of a borrowed capital.     ♦ Moratory interest, that is interest due as an indemnity or a… …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 5 interest — Interest, Versura, B. Prendre à interest, Versuram facere, B. ex Cic. Argent prins à interest, ou perte de finance, Circunforaneum aes. Tu y as interest, Ad te attinent, et tua refert. Il n y a point d interest, Non interest quid faciat morbum,… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 6 interest — [in′trist, in′trəst, in′tər ist; ] also, esp. for v. [, in′tər est΄, in′trest΄] n. [ME interesse < ML usury, compensation (in L, to be between, be different, interest < inter , between + esse, to be: see IS1): altered, infl. by OFr interest …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Interest — In ter*est, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Interested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Interesting}.] [From interess d, p. p. of the older form interess, fr. F. int[ e]resser, L. interesse. See {Interest}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To engage the attention of; to awaken… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 interest — [n1] attraction, curiosity absorption, activity, affection, attentiveness, care, case, concern, concernment, consequence, diversion, engrossment, enthusiasm, excitement, game, hobby, importance, interestedness, into, leisure activity, matter,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 interest — ► NOUN 1) the state of wanting to know about something or someone. 2) the quality of exciting curiosity or holding the attention. 3) a subject about which one is concerned or enthusiastic. 4) money paid for the use of money lent. 5) a person s… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 Interest —   Interest is the charge or cost for using money; expressed as a rate per period, usually one year, called interest rate.   The reward for making funds available to a third party over a period of time, usually pre arranged …

    International financial encyclopaedia

  • 11 interest — is now normally pronounced in trist or in trest, with the first e unpronounced. The same applies to the derivative words interested, interesting, etc …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 Interest — For other uses, see Interest (disambiguation). 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,[1] or money earned… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 interest — the cost of borrowing money. Glossary of Business Terms What is paid to a lender for the use of his money and includes compensation to the lender for three factors: 1) Time value of money (lender s rate) the value of today s dollar is more than… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 14 Interest — The price paid for borrowing money. It is expressed as a percentage rate over a period of time and reflects the rate of exchange of present consumption for future consumption. Also, a share or title in property. The New York Times Financial… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 interest — The most general term that can be employed to denote a right, claim, title, or legal share in something. In its application to real estate or things real, it is frequently used in connection with the terms estate, right, and title. More… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 interest — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 desire to learn/hear more about sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ avid, close, considerable, consuming, deep, great, intense, keen, lively …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 interest — I n. concern curiosity 1) to arouse, generate, pique, stir up; revive interest (in) 2) to hold smb. s interest 3) to demonstrate, display, evince, manifest, show interest 4) to express; take an interest in (she took a keen interest in the… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 18 interest — in|terest1 W1S2 [ˈıntrıst] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Anglo French interesse, from Latin interesse to be between, make a difference, concern , from esse to be ] 1.) [singular, U] if you have an interest in something or someone, you want to know… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 interest — I UK [ˈɪntrəst] / US noun Word forms interest : singular interest plural interests *** Get it right: interest: When the noun interest means a feeling of wanting to know more about something , it is followed by the preposition in, not for: Wrong:… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 interest — in|ter|est1 [ ıntrəst ] noun *** ▸ 1 a need to know ▸ 2 activity you enjoy doing ▸ 3 money paid/received ▸ 4 quality attracting you ▸ 5 advantage/benefit ▸ 6 connection affecting someone ▸ 7 right to own part of something ▸ 8 group with same aim… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English