Definition of Interest:

  1. Excite the curiosity or attention of (someone).

  2. A stake, share, or involvement in an undertaking, especially a financial one.

  3. Finance: A fee paid for the use of another partys money. To the borrower it is the cost of renting money, to the lender the income from lending it.

    Interest on all debt is normally deductible before taxes are assessed on a companys income. Corporate legislation requires disclosure of interest payable on loans, and companies often show a single interest figure in the income statement while providing details in a note that may also include netting out of interest received or some other adjustments. In cost accounting, interest is normally excluded from cost computations on the grounds that (being a payment for capital) it is equivalent to dividend, and hence is a finance item and not a cost item. The rate of interest is usually expressed as an annual percentage of the principal, and is influenced by the money supply, fiscal policy, amount being borrowed, creditworthiness of the borrower, and rate of inflation. the two types of interest are simple interest and compound interest.

  4. Money paid regularly at a particular rate for the use of money lent, or for delaying the repayment of a debt.

  5. A group or organization having a specified common concern, especially in politics or business.

  6. Law: An advantage, claim, duty, liability, right, and/or title associated with a tangible or intangible item. Legal claim or right in or over an asset or property is called a security interest.

    Depending on the situation, holding an interest may also be a qualification (such as the requirement of insurable interest for an insurance policy) or disqualification (such as a direct interest in the subject matter of a court case by anyone acting in a judicial capacity).

  7. The advantage or benefit of a person or group.

  8. The state of wanting to know or learn about something or someone.

Synonyms of Interest

Absolute interest, Absorb, Absorption, Accent, Accrued dividends, Accumulated dividends, Acquisitiveness, Activities, Activity, Advantage, Advocacy, Aegis, Affair, Affairs, Affect, Affect the interest, Agacerie, Allotment, Allowance, Allure, Allurement, Amusement, Animate, Answer to, Appeal, Appertain to, Applicability, Application, Apply to, Appositeness, Appurtenance, Arouse, Attention, Attentiveness, Attract, Attraction, Attractiveness, Auspices, Authority, Autism, Avail, Avocation, Aye, Backing, Bag, Bait, Bank rate, Be attractive, Bear on, Bear upon, Bearing, Beckon, Beguilement, Beguiling, Behalf, Behoof, Belong to, Benefit, Benison, Bewitchery, Bewitchment, Bias, Big end, Bigger half, Birthright, Bit, Bite, Blandishment, Blessing, Boon, Breakaway group, Bribe, Bring, Budget, Business, Cajolery, Camp, Campaign, Capital gains, Captivate, Captivation, Capture, Care, Careerism, Carrot, Carry, Cash dividend, Catch, Catch up in, Cathexis, Caucus, Cause, Championship, Charisma, Charity, Charm, Charmingness, Chunk, Claim, Cleanup, Clear profit, Come-hither, Commerce, Commission, Commitment, Common, Compensatory interest, Compound interest, Con, Concern, Concernment, Conjugal right, Connect, Connection, Consequence, Consequentiality, Consideration, Contingent, Contingent interest, Convenience, Correspond to, Countenance, Crusade, Cumulative dividend, Curiosity, Curious mind, Curiousness, Cut, Deal, Deal with, Decide, Demand, Destiny, Determine, Discount rate, Discrimination, Dispose, Diversion, Dividend, Dividends, Divine right, Division, Doing, Dole, Drag, Draw, Draw in, Drive, Droit, Due, Earnings, Easement, Ego trip, Egotism, Embarrass, Emphasis, Employ, Employment, Enchantment, Encouragement, End, Engage, Engagement, Engross, Engrossment, Enlist, Enmesh, Entangle, Enterprise, Entertainment, Enthrallment, Enthusiasm, Enticement, Entrapment, Equal share, Equitable interest, Equity, Estate, Ethnic group, Excellence, Excite, Excite interest, Excitement, Exorbitant interest, Extra dividend, Faction, Faculty, Faith, Fascinate, Fascination, Fate, Favor, Favoritism, Fetch, Fillip, Filthy lucre, Fire, Flirtation, Forbidden fruit, Fosterage, Function, Gain, Gains, Germaneness, Get, Get to do, Gettings, Ghoulishness, Glamour, Gleanings, Good, Goodwill, Graspingness, Great cause, Greed, Gross, Gross interest, Gross profit, Guidance, Half, Halver, Have connection with, Helping, High order, High rank, Hoard, Hobby, Hold, Holding, Implicate, Import, Importance, Inalienable right, Incentive, Incite, Incitement, Inclination, Incline, Income, Individualism, Induce, Inducement, Inequality, Infect, Influence, Inquiring mind, Inquisitiveness, Inside track, Interest group, Interest in, Interest rate, Interestedness, Interests, Interim dividend, Intrigue, Inveiglement, Investment, Invitation, Invite, Involve, Involve in, Involvement, Issue, Itch for knowledge, Job, Killing, Kindle, Labor, Lead, Leaning, Liaise with, Lifework, Limitation, Link with, Lively interest, Lookout, Lot, Lucrative interest, Lucre, Lure, Magnetism, Makings, Mark, Mass movement, Materiality, Matter, Matter of interest, Measure, Meddlesomeness, Meed, Melon, Mental acquisitiveness, Merit, Mess, Minority group, Modicum, Moiety, Moment, Morbid curiosity, Mortgage points, Move, Movement, Narcissism, Natural right, Nay, Neat profit, Nepotism, Net, Net interest, Net profit, No, Nosiness, Note, Notice, Occupation, Officiousness, Offshoot, One-sidedness, Optional dividend, Paper profits, Paramountcy, Part, Parti pris, Partiality, Participation, Partisanism, Partisanship, Party, Passion, Pastime, Patronage, Payment, Pelf, Penal interest, Percentage, Perk, Perks, Perquisite, Personal aims, Personal ambition, Personal desires, Personalism, Persuade, Persuasive, Pertain to, Pertinence, Phony dividend, Pickings, Piece, Pique, Plaque, Plum, Point, Political party, Portion, Possessiveness, Power, Precedence, Preeminence, Preference, Preferential treatment, Premium, Prerogative, Prescription, Pressure group, Presumptive right, Pretense, Pretension, Prevail upon, Price, Price of money, Primacy, Principle, Priority, Privatism, Pro, Proceeding, Proceeds, Procure, Profit, Profits, Prompt, Proper claim, Property, Property right, Proportion, Prosperity, Provocation, Provoke, Prurience, Prurient interest, Prying, Pull, Pursuit, Quantum, Quicken, Quota, Rake-off, Rate, Rate of interest, Ration, Reason for being, Receipts, Refer to, Reference, Regard, Regular dividend, Relate to, Relatedness, Relaxation, Relevance, Remoteness, Respect, Return, Returns, Reward, Right, Right of entry, Scopophilia, Scrutiny, Seconding, Sect, Seducement, Seduction, Seductiveness, Segment, Self-absorption, Self-admiration, Self-advancement, Self-centeredness, Self-consideration, Self-containment, Self-devotion, Self-esteem, Self-importance, Self-indulgence, Self-interest, Self-interestedness, Self-jealousy, Self-occupation, Self-pleasing, Self-seeking, Self-serving, Self-solicitude, Self-sufficiency, Selfishness, Selfism, Service, Settlement, Sex appeal, Share, Side, Significance, Silent majority, Simple interest, Slice, Small share, Snare, Snaring, Special dividend, Special favor, Special interest, Splinter, Splinter group, Sponsorship, Stake, Stimulate, Stimulation, Stimulative, Stimulus, Stock, Stock dividend, Store, Stress, Strict settlement, Suck into, Suction, Summon, Superiority, Supremacy, Sway, Sweetener, Sweetening, Sympathy, Take, Take-in, Talk into, Tangle, Tantalization, Tantalize, Tease, Tempt, Temptation, The affirmative, The negative, Thing, Thirst for knowledge, Tickle, Tie in with, Titillate, Title, Touch, Touch upon, Transaction, Treat of, Trust, Tutelage, Undertaking, Undetachment, Undispassionateness, Unneutrality, Use, Usury, Value, Vested interest, Vested right, Vocal minority, Voyeurism, Wealth, Weight, Welfare, Well-being, Whet, Whet the appetite, Wing, Winning ways, Winnings, Winsomeness, Witchery, Wooing, Work, World of good, Worth, Stake, Share, Portion, Claim, Investment, Stock, Equity, Be of interest to, Appeal to, Attract, Be attractive to, Intrigue, Fascinate, Dividends, Profits, Returns, Of benefit to, To the advantage of, For the sake of, For the benefit of, Attentiveness, Undivided attention, Absorption, Engrossment, Heed, Regard, Notice, Scrutiny

How to use Interest in a sentence?

  1. Holders of voting rights must disclose their interests.
  2. The merger is not contrary to the public interest.
  3. I thought the book might interest Eric.
  4. She looked about her with interest.
  5. The interest on my credit card is higher than the interest I get from my savings account, which makes me wonder why I have a savings account to begin with.
  6. The monthly rate of interest.
  7. The regulation of national interests in India, Brazil, and Africa.
  8. The interest rate was so high on the loan that the couple decided to go to other banks for a comparison before making a final decision.
  9. I was concerned about the amount of interest I would be paying on this loan so I payed it off immediately to be safe.

Meaning of Interest & Interest Definition