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.
Recent Examples of interested from the Web
A recent Chicago Tribune article detailed how archivists going through his 110 boxes of papers found a man interested not just in studying lipid biochemistry in his lab, but engaged in everything from the national debt to wars to clean energy:
Evidence presented by Persin and deputy prosecutor Michelle Jatkiewicz showed that Woods' husband was particularly interested in getting the revolver returned.
Riot will help match interested investors to teams that need backing.
This means that the recent spate of leaks has been a gold mine for scholars interested in the causes and consequences of tax evasion.
Moonlight Youth Theatre invites interns Students in grades six through 12 interested in musical theater production design are invited to apply for the Moonlight Youth Theatre’s interactive internship program.
Kaepernick might well decide to wait things out and see if injuries or other factors could compel other teams with better opportunities to become more interested down the road.
The area recruiters said Brewer, East Lawrence, Hartselle and Austin high schools probably provide the most students interested in signing up.
But McLaren continued to scuffle in Formula One this season, and Brown mentioned to Alonso that McLaren was interested in other racing ventures in North America.
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First Known Use of interested
INTERESTED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of interested for English Language Learners
: 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
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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