Definitions For Interest

noun

  • 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

verb

  • 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

Scrabble
8
Words with Friends
9

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.

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