a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly); "sailing is her favorite pastime"; "his main pastime is gambling"; "he counts reading among his interests"; "they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits"
a reason for wanting something done; "for your sake"; "died for the sake of his country"; "in the interest of safety"; "in the common interest"
the power of attracting or holding one's attention (because it is unusual or exciting etc.); "they said nothing of great interest"; "primary colors can add interest to a room"
a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something; "an interest in music"
(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests al
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
government income due to taxation
be fatally overwhelmed
production of a certain amount
give in, as to influence or pressure
an amount of a product
the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property;
the quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time); "production was up in the second quarter"
end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"
be willing to concede; "I grant you this much"
cease opposition; stop fighting
be flexible under stress of physical force; "This material doesn't give"
give or supply; "The cow brings in 5 liters of milk"; "This year's crop yielded 1,000 bushels of corn"; "The estate renders some revenue for the family"
cause to happen or be responsible for; "His two singles gave the team the victory"