ĭn'trĭst, -tər-ĭst, -trĕst'
A matter of interest or importance to one; that which relates to or affects one; affair; matter; business
Profit is a benefit or gain, usually monetary.
A desire to know about people or things that do not concern one; nosiness.
Employment, especially for a specified time:
Gain or advantage
A notch or mortise cut into a board to receive another part.
(Uncountable) Recognition and respect.
Something owed or deserved:
A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales:
A government payment to military veterans
The act or process of accumulating; an increase.
A profit obtained from an investment; a return.
A single item belonging to a class of similar items: as, for example, a piece of machinery, a piece of software.
(Sports & Games) A championship:
Property or another possession acquired for future financial return or benefit.
A subject of concern, feeling, or action:
The definition of business is an occupation or trade and the purchase and sale of products or services to make a profit.
For a change, in this case, he was telling the truth. It is not the case that every unfamiliar phrase is an idiom. In case of fire, break glass. [sign on fire extinguisher holder in public space]
(Philosophy) An essential or constituent element, as of a complex idea.
The subject material taught to or studied by such a group:
Persons with a common trade or purpose; often plural
To bring on, or get, by secret or underhanded plotting
To keep pleasantly or enjoyably occupied or interested; entertain
To be agreeable; give pleasure; satisfy
Taken in, sucked up, assimilated, etc.
(Bot.) Growing completely under water
Formerly or already occupied.
(Now Rare) Carried away in body or spirit (to heaven, etc.)
The definition of topical is something relevant or related, or something applied to the surface of the body.
The definition of affinity is a strong connection or relationship between people or things.
The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.
Behalf, benefit, interest, sake, etc.
A sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and sensitivities held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group:
(US) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions. syn. transl.
An ownership interest or profit-sharing right.
A guiding principle.
A special interest in protecting or promoting that which is to one's own personal advantage.
Excite is defined as to stir up emotions, action or strong reactions.
(Slang) To attract strongly the attention of; impress greatly
To seek the company or companionship of; run after
Influence is defined as to affect a person or thing.
To haunt or trouble in mind, esp. to an abnormal degree; preoccupy greatly
To occupy the thoughts of to the virtual exclusion of other matters; engross; absorb
To engross or hold (the gaze or attention, for example).
Reference, relation, or importance.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A particular point or aspect; respect:
Something that contributes to or increases one's well-being.
A basis for demanding something; a title or right.
A part that is allotted to a person or group, as:
The definition of attract is to draw in either by physical forces, emotions or senses.
To arouse the interest and attention of
Personal benefit or interest; welfare:
An advocacy group.
To worry is defined as to feel anxiety or nervousness.
be of importance or consequence
Of any of the orthodox Christian churches, including the Roman, Greek Orthodox, Anglo-Catholic, etc., as distinguished from the Reformed or Protestant churches
The welfare of the community; the general good:
To force (one's way), as through a crowd
The definition of ennui is lack of interest or boredom.
Lack of interest; apathy; indifference
To render disinterested.
hold the attention of
(Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
To set free from an enchantment or illusion
Notice or observation:
A beneficial factor or combination of factors:
An adding of two or more numbers to get a number called the sum
A certain predetermined portion—for example, each partner’s share of the expenses; one of many equal parts of a joint-stock company or corporation.
That which is done or is to be done; matter; concern; business of any kind, commercial, professional, or public; — often in the plural.
The definition of importance is the significance of a person, thing or idea.
(Archaic) A medium-sized, vigorous horse
(Intransitive) To have someone over at one's home for a party or visit.
To fascinate is defined as to get someone very interested or to hold someone's attention.
One that helps:
A sector of an economy:
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