• 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.
  • Any excess over and above an exact equivalent
  • A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity.
  • Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.
  • An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.
  • Something or someone one is interested in.
  • Condition or quality of exciting concern or being of importance
  • Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.
  • The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.


  • To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.
  • To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.
  • To cause or permit to share.


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  • From Middle English interest, from Old French interesse and interest (French intérêt), from Medieval Latin interesse, from Latin interesse.

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