(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims; "the iron interests stepped up production"
(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something; "they have interests all over the world"; "a stake in the company's future"
a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed; "how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?"
excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of
be on the mind of; "I worry about the second Germanic consonant shift"
be of importance or consequence; "This matters to me!"
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";
the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
government income due to taxation
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"
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?"