Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having or showing curiosity, fascination, or concern.
  • adjective Possessing a right, claim, or stake.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

  • It seems to me that all "mundane" economists to use Peter Klein's felicitous term interested in how the real economy works ask and try to answer the very same questions, but depending on their doctrinal orientation, their answers are different.

    On Beating Dead Horses - The Austrian Economists

  • But your title interested me - Jewish Self-Government?

    On the road to Jewish self-government | Jewschool

  • And yet what choice did she have, with the boy standing there, his ears pricked and his expression interested?

    My Seduction

  • And yet what choice did she have, with the boy standing there, his ears pricked and his expression interested?

    My Seduction

  • And yet what choice did she have, with the boy standing there, his ears pricked and his expression interested?

    My Seduction

  • He thought that if things went wrong, he could bargain; he could say that there were more letters, that someone else had charge of them and would send them to what he called interested parties if he were arrested.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • He thought that if things went wrong, he could bargain; he could say that there were more letters, that someone else had charge of them and would send them to what he called interested parties if he were arrested.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • He thought that if things went wrong, he could bargain; he could say that there were more letters, that someone else had charge of them and would send them to what he called interested parties if he were arrested.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • He thought that if things went wrong, he could bargain; he could say that there were more letters, that someone else had charge of them and would send them to what he called interested parties if he were arrested.

    To Ruin a Queen

  • The Bombers never got a label interested in signing us, but Erin came home with me the night we cut the final track.

    A King of Infinite Space

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