Simple Definition of interested
: wanting to learn more about something or to become involved in something
: having the desire to do or have something
: having a direct or personal involvement in something
Full Definition of interested
1 : having the attention engaged <interested listeners>
2 : being affected or involved <interested parties>
Examples of interested in a sentence
The listeners were all greatly interested in the lecture.
students who are interested in archaeology
I'd be interested to learn more about his background.
I'm interested to hear what you have to say.
I was very interested to learn that she had once lived in California.
I asked him if he wanted to play tennis, but he said he wasn't interested.
The plan will have to be approved by all interested parties.
First Known Use of interested
INTERESTED Defined for Kids
Definition of interested for Students
: wanting to learn more about or become involved with something <an interested listener>
Legal Definition of interested
: having a recognizable interest in a matter — compare interest 2
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