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"
excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
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"
be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
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"
be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
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 int
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
government income due to taxation
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"
move in order to make room for someone for something; "The park gave way to a supermarket"; "`Move over,' he told the crowd"
bring in; "interest-bearing accounts"; "How much does this savings certificate pay annually?"
give over; surrender or relinquish to the physical control of another
be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
be fatally overwhelmed
give in, as to influence or pressure
production of a certain amount
end resistance, as under pressure or force; "The door yielded to repeated blows with a battering ram"