Definitions For Interest


  • A diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly)
  • A reason for wanting something done
  • The power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.)
  • A sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
  • (usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims
  • (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something
  • A fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed
  • A feeling of wanting to learn more about something or to be involved in something
  • A quality that attracts your attention and makes you want to learn more about something or to be involved in something
  • Something (such as a hobby) that a person enjoys learning about or doing


  • Excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
  • Be on the mind of
  • Be of importance or consequence
  • To cause (someone) to want to learn more about something or to become involved in something
  • To persuade (someone) to have, take, or participate in(something)

Is Interest a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Interest is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Interest in a Sentence

  • She told us about her lifelong interest in music.
  • The kids listened to the speaker for a little while, but then lost interest.
  • The speaker wasn't able to hold their interest.
  • Military history doesn't really interest me.
  • It might interest you to know that the woman in this photograph is your great-grandmother.
  • It interested me to learn that she had once lived in California.

Synonyms for Interest

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