Definitions for interestedˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ter•est•edˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd(adj.)

  1. having an interest or share; concerned.

  2. having the attention or curiosity engaged.

  3. influenced by personal or selfish motives:

    an interested witness.

Origin of interested:

1655–65

in′ter•est•ed•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. interested(adj)

    having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern

    "an interested audience"; "interested in sports"; "was interested to hear about her family"; "interested in knowing who was on the telephone"; "interested spectators"

  2. concerned, interested(adj)

    involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in

    "a memorandum to those concerned"; "an enterprise in which three men are concerned"; "factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics"; "the interested parties met to discuss the business"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. interested(adjective)ˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd

    wanting to know about or pay attention to sth

    I'm very interested in local history.

  2. interestedˈɪn tər ə stɪd, -trə stɪd, -təˌrɛs tɪd

    eager or enthusiastic

    Would you be interested in joining our book club?

Wiktionary

  1. interested(Adjective)

    Having or showing interest.

    I'm very interested in going to see that play.

  2. interested(Adjective)

    Motivated by considerations of self-interest; self-serving.

  3. interested(Adjective)

    Owning a share of a company.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Interested

    of Interest

  2. Interested(verb)

    having the attention engaged; having emotion or passion excited; as, an interested listener

  3. Interested(verb)

    having an interest; concerned in a cause or in consequences; liable to be affected or prejudiced; as, an interested witness

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interested' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1277

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interested' in Written Corpus Frequency: #753

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'interested' in Adjectives Frequency: #140


Translations for interested

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

interested(adjective)

(often with in ) showing attention or having curiosity

He's not interested in politics; Don't tell me any more; – I'm not interested; I'll be interested to see what happens next week.

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