interest means: It is the price you pay to borrow money. This is expressed in percentage rates over time. It reflects the exchange rate of future consumption to present consumption. A share of or title in property. (in Stock Market Dictionary)

What else does interest mean?

  • An attitude of interest in or curiosity about something. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • This mental state is evoked by something, like a subject, quality or activity. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • Self-interest; regard for one’s benefit. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • An entitlement, claim or legal share. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • An item in which such an entitlement, claim or share is held. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • An individual or group of people who holds such a claim, right, or share. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • Participation in or involvement with something. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • The charge is usually a percentage on the loan amount. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • A bonus or excess above what is due or expected. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • A group of interest. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • A group that supports a particular cause. (in Merlin Dictionary)
  • Any and all rights, partial or complete, to property or to the use of property. This includes an easement to transfer over land to another parcel, the right of drilling for oil. There is also the possibility to acquire title upon some happenings or any other title. Although most commonly used to refer to real estate, it can also be used for an interest in any other property such as a business or bank account. 2. The amount of money that someone else has paid for someone’s use of their money. This could be a loan, debt, savings account, certificate of deposit or promissory note, or amount due under a judgement. Usually, interest is stated in writing when money is lent. Variable rates of interest exist, especially for savings accounts that are dependent on funds from the Federal Reserve and other banks. These rates are determined by current interest rates. The law regulates the maximum interest rates for loans that individuals make. The law prohibits individuals from charging more than this rate. This can lead to usury and the inability for creditors to collect their debts through the courts. Lending institutions can demand interest rates that are higher than the minimum rate. A state law sets the maximum legal interest that can be granted to courts for judgments. The annual interest rate for a loan is simple interest. Compound interest adds interest on interest throughout the year. 3. One’s participation in activities, business or personal relationships that is enough to cast doubt on a witness’ objective-damaging credibility. 4. One’s participation in activities, business or personal relationships with another person that is enough to grant a person the “standing” to sue or file a petition for a specific matter. (in Legal Dictionary)