- To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to
excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing; as, the
subject did not interest him; to interest one in charitable work.
- To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to
concern; to excite; -- often used impersonally.
- To cause or permit to share.
- Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful,
accompanying special attention to some object; concern.
- Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility;
share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with
his interest in the stocks.
- Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a
selfish benefit; profit; benefit.
- Premium paid for the use of money, -- usually reckoned as
a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand
- Any excess of advantage over and above an exact
equivalent for what is given or rendered.
- The persons interested in any particular business or
measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton