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interests, plural;
  1. Excite the curiosity or attention of (someone)
    • - I thought the book might interest Eric
  2. Cause someone to undertake or acquire (something)
    • - efforts were made to interest her in a purchase
  1. The state of wanting to know or learn about something or someone
    • - she looked about her with interest
  2. A feeling of wanting to know or learn about (something)
    • - he developed an interest in art
  3. The quality of exciting curiosity or holding the attention
    • - a tale full of interest
  4. A subject about which one is concerned or enthusiastic
    • - my particular interest is twentieth-century poetry
  5. Money paid regularly at a particular rate for the use of money lent, or for delaying the repayment of a debt
    • - the monthly rate of interest
    • - interest payments
  6. The advantage or benefit of a person or group
    • - the merger is not contrary to the public interest
    • - we are acting in the best interests of our customers
  7. The selfish pursuit of one's own welfare; self-interest

  8. A stake, share, or involvement in an undertaking, esp. a financial one
    • - holders of voting rights must disclose their interests
    • - he must have no personal interest in the outcome of the case
  9. A legal concern, title, or right in property
    • - third parties having an interest in a building
  10. A group or organization having a specified common concern, esp. in politics or business
    • - the regulation of national interests in India, Brazil, and Africa

  1. a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"
  2. excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
  3. concern: be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
  4. sake: 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"
  5. 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"
  6. matter to: be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
  7. Interest is a fee paid on borrowed assets. It is the price paid for the use of borrowed money, or, money earned by deposited funds. ...
  8. Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Attention has also been referred to as the allocation of processing resources.
  9. Interest is a feeling or emotion that causes attention to focus on an object or an event or a process. In contemporary psychology of interest, the term is used as a general concept that may encompass other more specific psychological terms, such as curiosity and to a much lesser degree surprise.
  10. (Interesting (Young Ones episode)) "Interesting" was the fifth episode of British sitcom The Young Ones. It was written by Ben Elton, Rik Mayall and Lise Mayer, and directed by Paul Jackson. It was first broadcast on BBC2 on 7 December 1982.
  11. (finance) The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed. [from earlier 16th c.]; A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity. ...
  12. (interested) Term used in the protocol specification. refers to the state of a downloader with respect to a connection. A downloader is marked as interested if the other end of the link has any pieces that the client wants, otherwise the connection is marked as not interested.
  13. (interested) Describes a downloader who wishes to obtain pieces of a file the client has. For example, the uploading client would flag a downloading client as 'interested' if that client did not possess a piece that it did, and wished to obtain it.
  14. (Interesting) One of the least interesting words in English, the word you use to describe an ugly baby. If you show us why something is interesting, you're doing your job.
  15. (2. Interesting) The ad must be interesting. It must appeal to the reader’s self interest. Boring ads do not get read. Advertising only works well when it reaches us on one of two levels: the emotional level with irresistible charm; or through persuasive logic.
  16. (INTERESTING) Guidebook speak for puzzling, often extremely so. The reverse applies for spectators. Sometimes (sloppily) used interchangeably with exciting, so beware. [Tony Buckley]
  17. (Interesting) (general pronunciation: Innn-ter-es-ting) - Term often used in a demeaning or derogatory fashion. When one cannot think of a compliment or other positive comment to make, but still feels the need to comment without outright negativity, one may refer to something as "interesting. ...
  18. (Interesting) “Please tell me you think this is as horrible as I do”
  19. interesting ……thanks…I’ve been wanting to learn Korean for a long time. Words are quite similar to Mandarin Chinese.
  20. (Interests) drawing, playing games
  21. (Interests) Soccer, Coaching, Tennis, New technology, Digital Photography, Video Techniques,
  22. (Interests) Photography, Fine art, Electronic Art
  23. (INTERESTS) Basketball, tennis, scuba diving, water/snow skiing, and travel
  24. (INTERESTS) Estates, rights, or legal claims in and to real estate.
  25. (INTERESTS) German and European culture, Maine, playing and writing music, development of technology, 3D modeling, study of user experiences, sustainable designs, current events.