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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·est v. t. [imp. & p. p. Interested p. pr. & vb. n. Interesting.]
 1. To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest one in charitable work.
    To love our native country . . . to be interested in its concerns is natural to all men.   --Dryden.
    A goddess who used to interest herself in marriages.   --Addison.
 2. To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; -- often used impersonally. [Obs.]
 Or rather, gracious sir,
 Create me to this glory, since my cause
 Doth interest this fair quarrel.   --Ford.
 3. To cause or permit to share. [Obs.]
    The mystical communion of all faithful men is such as maketh every one to be interested in those precious blessings which any one of them receiveth at God's hands.   --Hooker.
 Syn: -- To concern; excite; attract; entertain; engage; occupy; hold.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 In·ter·est·ed a.
 1. Having the attention engaged; having emotion or passion excited; as, an interested listener.
 2. Having an interest; concerned in a cause or in consequences; liable to be affected or prejudiced; as, an interested witness; an interested party.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [ant: uninterested]
      2: 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" [syn: concerned]