- A result that one is attempting to achieve.
- (sports) In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.
- The act of placing the object into the goal.
- A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.
- A noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb. The subject of a passive verb or the direct object of an active verb. Also called a patient, target, or undergoer.
- (a result one is attempting to achieve:) ambition, object of desire, objective, purpose, aspiration
- My lifelong goal is to get into a Hollywood movie.
- She failed in her goal to become captain of the team.
- The goal should be to strengthen workers without hamstringing firms. Growth, rather than employment protection, is the priority. More work means a stronger labour market, which would bid up employees’ slice, as it did in America in the 1990s when unemployment was at record lows.
- The former Forest man, who passed a late fitness test, appeared to use Guy Moussi for leverage before nodding in David Fox’s free-kick at the far post – his 22nd goal of the season.
- (Gaelic football, Australian rules) To score a goal.
- (uncountable, finance) The price paid for obtaining, or price received for providing, money or goods in a credit transaction, calculated as a fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed. [from earlier 16th c.]
- (uncountable, finance) Any excess over and above an exact equivalent
- (uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity. [from later 18th c.]
- (uncountable) Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.
- (countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.
- (countable) Something or someone one is interested in.
- (uncountable) Condition or quality of exciting concern or being of importance
- (obsolete, rare) Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.
- (usually in the plural) The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.
- (fraction of the amount or value of what was borrowed): cost of money, oker
- accrued interest
- beneficial interest
- capitalized interest
- carried interest
- compound interest
- consumer interest
- controlling interest
- exact interest
- imputed interest
- insurable interest
- minority interest
- nominee interest
- open interest
- ordinary interest
- prepaid interest
- security interest
- short interest
- simple interest
- true interest cost
- unearned interest
- deferred interest bond
- earnings before interest and taxes
- indication of interest
- insurable interest
- interest cover
- interest expense
- pooling of interest
- Our bank offers borrowers an annual interest of 5%.
- You shall have your desires with interest
- He has a lot of interest in vintage cars.
- The skipper Mr. Cooke had hired at Far Harbor was a God-fearing man with a luke warm interest in his new billet and employer, and had only been prevailed upon to take charge of the yacht after the offer of an emolument equal to half a year’s sea pay of an ensign in the navy.
- Thinks I to myself, “Sol, you’re run off your course again. This is a rich man’s summer ‘cottage’ and if you don’t look out there’s likely to be some nice, lively dog taking an interest in your underpinning."
- […] St. Bede’s at this period of its history was perhaps the poorest and most miserable parish in the East End of London. Close-packed, crushed by the buttressed height of the railway viaduct, rendered airless by huge walls of factories, it at once banished lively interest from a stranger’s mind and left only a dull oppression of the spirit.
- Over the past few years, however, interest has waxed again. A series of epidemiological studies, none big enough to be probative, but all pointing in the same direction, persuaded Emma Wilmot of the University of Leicester, in Britain, to carry out a meta-analysis. This is a technique that combines diverse studies in a statistically meaningful way.
- Across Japan, technology companies and private investors are racing to install devices that until recently they had little interest in: solar panels. Massive solar parks are popping up as part of a rapid build-up that one developer likened to an “explosion.”
- When scientists and doctors write articles and when politicians run for office, they are required in many countries to declare any existing conflicts of interest.
- I have business interests in South Africa.
- Lexicography is one of my interests.
- Victorian furniture is an interest of mine.
- The main character’s romantic interest will be played by a non-professional actor.
- The conscience, indeed, is already violated when to moral good or evil we oppose things possessing no moral interest.
- How can this infinite beauty, power and goodnes admit any correspondencie or similitude with a thing so base and abject as we are, without extreme interest and manifest derogation from his divine greatnesse?
- the iron interest; the cotton interest
- To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.
- (obsolete, often impersonal) To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.
- (obsolete) To cause or permit to share.
- It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.
- Action films don’t really interest me.
- Or rather, gracious sir, / Create me to this glory, since my cause / Doth interest this fair quarrel.
- 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.