wanting to know more
the feeling that you have when you want to know or learn more about sb/sth
对…感到 / 表现出 / 表示关注
to feel/have/show/express (an) interest in sth
Do your parents take an interest in your friends?
By that time I had lost (all) interest in the idea.
I watched with interest .
As a matter of interest , (= I'd like to know) what time did the party finish?
Just out of interest , how much did it cost?
the quality that sth has when it attracts sb's attention or makes them want to know more about it
There are many places of interest near the city.
The subject is of no interest to me at all.
These plants will add interest to your garden in winter.
an activity or a subject that you enjoy and that you spend your free time doing or studying
Her main interests are music and tennis.
He was a man of wide interests outside his work.
the extra money that you pay back when you borrow money or that you receive when you invest money
to pay interest on a loan
The money was repaid with interest .
Interest rates have risen by 1%.
high rates of interest
a good result or an advantage for sb/sth
为某人的利益游说；保护 / 维护某人的利益
to promote/protect/safeguard sb's interests
She was acting entirely in her own interests .
These reforms were in the best interests of local government.
It is in the public interest that these facts are made known.
share in business
a share in a business or company and its profits
She has business interests in France.
American interests in Europe (= money invested in European countries)
a connection with sth which affects your attitude to it, especially because you may benefit from it in some way
I should, at this point, declare my interest .
Organizations have an interest in ensuring that employee motivation is high.
group of people
a group of people who are in the same business or who share the same aims which they want to protect
powerful farming interests
relationships between local government and business interests
to want sb to be happy and successful even though your actions may not show this
in order to help or achieve sth
In the interest(s) of safety, smoking is forbidden.
to do the same thing to sb as they have done to you, but with more force, enthusiasm, etc.
a situation in which there are two jobs, aims, roles, etc. and it is not possible for both of them to be treated equally and fairly at the same time
There was a conflict of interest between his business dealings and his political activities.
to attract your attention and make you feel interested; to make yourself give your attention to sth
Politics doesn't interest me.
She has always interested herself in charity work.
It may interest you to know that Andy didn't accept the job.
to persuade sb to buy, do or eat sth
Could I interest you in this model, Sir?
These are all words for activities that you do for pleasure in your spare time.
an activity or subject that you do or study for pleasure in your spare time
Her main interests are music and gardening.
an activity that you do for pleasure in your spare time
His hobbies include swimming and cooking.
a children's activity when they play with toys, pretend to be sb else, etc.; an activity that you do to have fun
a game of cops and robbers
He was playing games with the dog.
an activity that people do for pleasure in their spare time
Eating out is the national pastime in France.
interest, hobby or pastime?
A hobby is often more active than an interest .
His main hobby is football (= he plays football) .
His main interest is football (= he watches and reads about football, and may or may not play it) .
Pastime is used when talking about people in general; when you are talking about yourself or an individual person it is more usual to use interest or hobby .