from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having or showing curiosity, fascination, or concern: I'm interested to hear about your family.
  • adj. Possessing a right, claim, or stake: an interested party in the estate. See Usage Note at disinterested.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having or showing interest.
  • adj. Motivated by considerations of self-interest; self-serving.
  • adj. Owning a share of a company.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of interest.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the attention engaged; having emotion or passion excited.
  • adj. Having an interest; concerned in a cause or in consequences; liable to be affected or prejudiced.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Concerned in a cause or in consequences; hence, biased by personal considerations; concerned chiefly for one's private advantage; also, springing from or influenced by self-interest or selfishness: as, an interested witness.
  • Having an interest or share; having money involved: as, one interested in the funds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in
  • adj. having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern


Sorry, no etymologies found.


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