An example of interest is the $20 that was earned this year on your savings account.
An example of interest is the $2000 you paid in interest this year on your home loan.
It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.
Action films don't really interest me.
An example of interest is a landlord’s care for the welfare of their building.
It is in your best interest to cooperate. She kept her own interests in mind.
The steel interests.
To repay kindness with interest.
Can I interest you in a drink before dinner?
Lexicography is one of my interests.
Victorian furniture is an interest of mine.
An example of to interest is a store owner attracting shoppers with a decorated window.
She has an interest in the quality of her education.
Your opinions interest me.
Tried to interest her in taking a walk.
A matter of little interest.
- To the advantage of; for the sake of:.Thinking in the interest of the whole family; ate breakfast on the train in the interest of time.
- For the sake of.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of interest
- Middle English from Old French from Latin it is of importance third person sing. present tense of interesse to be between, take part in inter- inter- esse to be es- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French interesse and interest (French: intérêt), from Medieval Latin interesse, from Latin interesse.