interest meaning

EN[ˈɪntɹɪst] [ˈɪntɹɛst] [-təɹ-]
  • Interest is a fee paid by a borrower of assets to the owner as a form of compensation for the use of the assets. It is most commonly the price paid for the use of borrowed money, or money earned by deposited funds.
  • When money is borrowed, interest is typically paid to the lender as a percentage of the principal, the amount owed to the lender.
  • Interest is compensation to the lender, for a) risk of principal loss, called credit risk; and b) forgoing other investments that could have been made with the loaned asset. These forgone investments are known as the opportunity cost.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Nouns
      • Countable nouns
        • Singularia tantum
          • Uncountable nouns
        • Verbs
          • Defective verbs
            • Impersonal verbs
            • Impersonal verbs
              • Verbs by inflection type
                • Irregular verbs
                  • Defective verbs
                    • Impersonal verbs
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            Source: Wiktionary

            Meaning of interest for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "interest" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, a defective verb, an impersonal verb and a verbs by inflection type.
            Difficultness: Level 1
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            Definiteness: Level 9
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