interested

Definitions

  • Any interesting cases coming on
    Any interesting cases coming on
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj interested having or showing interest; especially curiosity or fascination or concern "an interested audience","interested in sports","was interested to hear about her family","interested in knowing who was on the telephone","interested spectators"
    • adj interested involved in or affected by or having a claim to or share in "a memorandum to those concerned","an enterprise in which three men are concerned","factors concerned in the rise and fall of epidemics","the interested parties met to discuss the business"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life Places of Interest in Connection with Columbus's Earlier Life
MUTUAL INTERESTS MUTUAL INTERESTS
THE LITTLE PREACHER AND HIS INTERESTED AUDIENCE THE LITTLE PREACHER AND HIS INTERESTED AUDIENCE

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's believed that India gets its name from the Indus River. The interesting thing is that none of the river is actually in India. It's in Pakistan.
    • Interested Having an interest; concerned in a cause or in consequences; liable to be affected or prejudiced; as, an interested witness; an interested party.
    • Interested Having the attention engaged; having emotion or passion excited; as, an interested listener.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Rabbits do in fact make sounds. When angry, upset, or frightened, a rabbit makes a sort of grunting/whimpering sound. It's actually quite interesting.
    • interested 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.
    • interested Having an interest or share; having money involved: as, one interested in the funds.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Interested having an interest or concern: affected or biassed by personal considerations, self-interest, &c
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Quotations

  • Elizabeth Arden
    Elizabeth Arden
    “I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel.”
  • Groucho Marx
    Groucho%20Marx
    “Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.”
  • Marie Beyon Ray
    Marie Beyon Ray
    “No one grows old by living. Only by losing interest in living.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon%20Hill
    “The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin%20Franklin
    “Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of reason.”
  • Susan Sontag
    Susan%20Sontag
    “It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph -- only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Interest (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From obs. interess—O. Fr. interesser, to concern—L. interesse.

Usage

In literature:

And already these people had reached the point where talk is interesting.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
There is no better ethical basis for low interest than high interest.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
Or was it that she was interested in his interest in her?
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
There is plenty to interest one in Baku.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Strange, Miss Randolph has no more curiosity and shows so little interest.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
They are all interested, and they see he is interested.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
Father was interested, of course, but he was not one to permit a literary interest to interfere with a very important job.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
We had also enclosures in which we kept banks of trap-door spiders, which used to afford us intense interest with their clever artifices.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
Most Brazilian woods are interesting on account of their high specific gravity.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The kavass was a good Mussulman, and regarded the ceremony not only with interest, but with a devotion akin to that of those who took part in it.
"Paul Patoff" by F. Marion Crawford
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In poetry:

And all because the town was dull
And goodness was too tame,
And people took no interest
In one they could not blame.
And all because my life was clean
And I had won a name.
"The Peace Maker" by Henry Lawson
Their friend and advocate—the wise and good!
Their interests ever were with him supreme—
A father working for their mental food—
Their progress upward, onward, still his theme.
"On The Death of John Cassell" by Janet Hamilton
Ye matrons and maidens of Britain, to you
I would speak, as a sister, most faithful and true
To all your best interests. I beg you to hear,
By all you hold sacred, by all you hold dear.
"Temperance Warfare" by Janet Hamilton
To me, not much;
But thee, it might indeed enrich: for when,
As often happens, money is at ebb,
Thou couldst unlock thy sluices, make advances,
And take in form of interest all thou wilt.
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
But we, vain slaves of interest and of pride,
Dare not be blessed, lest envious tongues should blame;
And hence, in vain I languish for my bride!
O mourn with me, sweet bird, my hapless flame.
"To The Nightingale" by James Thomson
Whereon to ground those doubts but just exprest;--
Doubts, which must interest the feeling breast:
'Her Brother wert thou, George?--how; prithee say:
Canst thou forego, or cast that name away?'
"The Miller's Maid" by Robert Bloomfield

In news:

One by one, the parties interested in the Forum Health auction walked into the 5/3 Bank building in Cleveland, which houses Forum's law firm, Thursday morning.
The Knicks' interest in Spanish League veteran point guard Pablo Prigioni does not surprise Walter Szczerbiak one bit.
PHILIP FRIEDMAN, whose new novel, "Reasonable Doubt," will be published in March by Donald I Fine, has a longtime interest in human activities in space Published: February 11, 1990.
Today, though, I did find a sport that sounds interesting.
For the record, I did NOT say that I wouldn't relocate an armadillo , only that I wasn't particularly interested in trying to do so.
SMSGT, James Orlando Benson(deceased), I have always taken interest in the participation of our loyal National Guard.
In the interest of making 2010 our year of wellness—Daphne Oz is on the case to find the ultimate in total mind, body and spirit care.
Interested runners should register at www.tipphillrun.com.
Interestingly, women who were sexually aroused felt less disgust when doing the icky tasks than the participants who were not sexually aroused .
'For a Good Time, Call' may arouse your interest.
Business owners interested in applying for six grants offered through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act should take a look at the Governor's Energy Office Web site for information and an application.
The response to the question about the Hebrew Orphan Asylum $("An Orphan Asylum and a Fifth Ave 'Farmhouse,' " Aug 31$) was interesting, but stopped short of one additional item of interest.
'We need to stop subordinating the enterprise interests of the federal government to specific agency interests.'.
John Sadak has made a habit of being in an interesting place at an interesting time.
The council's interest in addressing issues of public safety is consistent with the interests of the city.
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In science:

It is interesting to note that DGP gravity and other modifications of general relativity hold out the possibility of having interesting and testable predictions that distinguish them from models of dynamical dark energy.
Experimental Tests of General Relativity
For the interested reader we mention that there has been great interest in generating hypothesis in other triangulated categories including the stable homotopy category of spectra where it originated, but also in the derived categories of rings [10, 9].
Freyd's generating hypothesis with almost split sequences
The Laurent phenomenon is itself a very interesting sub ject, and there has been many interesting research about it.
$\LE$-diagrams and totally positive bases inside the nonnegative Grassmannian
The analytic proof has nevertheless an interest since it leads to an interesting distribution on the space of occupation density (cf lemma and remark below).
Random walks in random Dirichlet environment are transient in dimension $d\ge 3$
Remark : This result is of great theoretical interest, as it is the only context where we are able to cover the whole case κ > 2, we could actually make the proof of Theorem 1.3 without this proposition, but as it has an interest in itself, we give the proof in the general case.
A central limit theorem for random walk in random environment on marked Galton-Watson trees
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