Significado de "interest" - Learner’s Dictionary

interest

noun uk us /ˈɪntrəst/
FEELING [ U, no plural ]

B1 the feeling of wanting to give attention to something or discover more about it:

Mark had an interest in the media and wanted to become a journalist.
After a while he simply lost interest in (= stopped being interested) his studies.
Bindi felt that her father didn't take much of an interest in her (= he was not very interested).
ACTIVITY/SUBJECT [ C ]

B1 something you enjoy doing, studying, or experiencing:

We share a lot of the same interests, particularly music and football.
MONEY YOU PAY [ U ]

B2 the extra money that you must pay to a bank, company, etc which has lent you money:

low interest rates
MONEY YOU EARN [ U ]

B2 the money you earn from keeping your money in a bank account

QUALITY [ U ]

B1 a quality that makes you think something is interesting:

Would this book be of any interest to you?
The tour offers a chance to visit places of interest.
ADVANTAGE [ C, U ]

something that gives someone or something an advantage:

A union looks after the interests of its members.
be in sb's interest(s)

to help someone and give them an advantage:

It may not be in your interests to change jobs so soon.
in the interest(s) of sth

in order to achieve a particular situation or quality:

In the interest of safety, passengers are advised to wear their seat belts at all times.
LEGAL RIGHT [ C ] formal

the legal right to own or receive part of a building, company, profits, etc

→ See also self-interest , vested interest

(Definición de interest noun del Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)