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Skill vs. Interest

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Skillnoun

Capacity to do something well; technique, ability. Skills are usually acquired or learned, as opposed to abilities, which are often thought of as innate.

Interestnoun

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.

‘Our bank offers borrowers an annual interest of 5%.’;

Skillnoun

(obsolete) Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.

Interestnoun

(uncountable) A great attention and concern from someone or something; intellectual curiosity.

‘He has a lot of interest in vintage cars.’;

Skillnoun

(obsolete) Knowledge; understanding.

Interestnoun

(uncountable) Attention that is given to or received from someone or something.

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Skillnoun

(obsolete) Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.

Interestnoun

(countable) An involvement, claim, right, share, stake in or link with a financial, business, or other undertaking or endeavor.

‘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.’;

Skilladjective

Great, excellent.

Interestnoun

(countable) Something one is interested in.

‘Lexicography is one of my interests.’; ‘Victorian furniture is an interest of mine.’;

Skillverb

(transitive) To set apart; separate.

Interestnoun

Injury, or compensation for injury; damages.

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Skillverb

To discern; have knowledge or understanding; to know how (to).

Interestnoun

(usually plural) The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively.

‘the iron interest;’; ‘the cotton interest’;

Skillverb

To know; to understand.

Interestverb

To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.

‘It might interest you to learn that others have already tried that approach.’; ‘Action films don't really interest me.’;

Skillverb

(intransitive) To have knowledge or comprehension; discern.

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite.

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Skillverb

(intransitive) To have personal or practical knowledge; be versed or practised; be expert or dextrous.

Interestverb

(obsolete) To cause or permit to share.

Skillverb

To make a difference; signify; matter.

Interestverb

To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing; as, the subject did not interest him; to interest one in charitable work.

‘To love our native country . . . to be interested in its concerns is natural to all men.’; ‘A goddess who used to interest herself in marriages.’;

Skillverb

(video games) To spend acquired points in exchange for skills.

Interestverb

To be concerned with or engaged in; to affect; to concern; to excite; - often used impersonally.

‘Or rather, gracious sir,Create me to this glory, since my causeDoth interest this fair quarrel.’;

Skillnoun

Discrimination; judgment; propriety; reason; cause.

‘For great skill is, he prove that he wrought.’;

Interestverb

To cause or permit to share.

‘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.’;

Skillnoun

Knowledge; understanding.

‘That by his fellowship he color mightBoth his estate and love from skill of any wight.’; ‘Nor want we skill or art.’;

Interestnoun

Excitement of feeling, whether pleasant or painful, accompanying special attention to some object; concern; a desire to learn more about a topic or engage often in an activity.

‘So much interest have I in thy sorrow.’;

Skillnoun

The familiar knowledge of any art or science, united with readiness and dexterity in execution or performance, or in the application of the art or science to practical purposes; power to discern and execute; ability to perceive and perform; expertness; aptitude; as, the skill of a mathematician, physician, surgeon, mechanic, etc.

‘Phocion, . . . by his great wisdom and skill at negotiations, diverted Alexander from the conquest of Athens.’; ‘Where patience her sweet skill imparts.’;

Interestnoun

Participation in advantage, profit, and responsibility; share; portion; part; as, an interest in a brewery; he has parted with his interest in the stocks.

Skillnoun

Display of art; exercise of ability; contrivance; address.

‘Richard . . . by a thousand princely skills, gathering so much corn as if he meant not to return.’;

Interestnoun

Advantage, personal or general; good, regarded as a selfish benefit; profit; benefit.

‘Divisions hinder the common interest and public good.’; ‘When interest calls of all her sneaking train.’;

Skillnoun

Any particular art.

‘Learned in one skill, and in another kind of learning unskillful.’;

Interestnoun

A fee paid for the use of money; a fee paid for a loan; - usually reckoned as a percentage; as, interest at five per cent per annum on ten thousand dollars.

‘They have told their money, and let outTheir coin upon large interest.’;

Skillverb

To know; to understand.

‘To skill the arts of expressing our mind.’;

Interestnoun

Any excess of advantage over and above an exact equivalent for what is given or rendered.

‘You shall have your desires with interest.’;

Skillverb

To be knowing; to have understanding; to be dexterous in performance.

‘I can not skill of these thy ways.’;

Interestnoun

The persons interested in any particular business or measure, taken collectively; as, the iron interest; the cotton interest.

Skillverb

To make a difference; to signify; to matter; - used impersonally.

‘What skills it, if a bag of stones or goldAbout thy neck do drown thee?’; ‘It skills not talking of it.’;

Interestnoun

a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something;

‘an interest in music’;

Skillnoun

an ability that has been acquired by training

Interestnoun

the power of attracting or holding one's interest (because it is unusual or exciting etc.);

‘they said nothing of great interest’; ‘primary colors can add interest to a room’;

Skillnoun

ability to produce solutions in some problem domain;

‘the skill of a well-trained boxer’; ‘the sweet science of pugilism’;

Interestnoun

a reason for wanting something done;

‘for your sake’; ‘died for the sake of his country’; ‘in the interest of safety’; ‘in the common interest’;

Skill

A skill is the learned ability to perform an action with determined results with good execution often within a given amount of time, energy, or both. Skills can often be divided into domain-general and domain-specific skills.

Interestnoun

a fixed charge for borrowing money; usually a percentage of the amount borrowed;

‘how much interest do you pay on your mortgage?’;

Interestnoun

a diversion that occupies one's time and thoughts (usually pleasantly);

‘sailing is her favorite pastime’; ‘his main pastime is gambling’; ‘he counts reading among his interests’; ‘they criticized the boy for his limited pursuits’;

Interestnoun

(law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something;

‘they have interests all over the world’; ‘a stake in the company's future’;

Interestnoun

(usually plural) a social group whose members control some field of activity and who have common aims;

‘the iron interests stepped up production’;

Interestverb

excite the curiosity of; engage the interest of

Interestverb

be on the mind of;

‘I worry about the second Germanic consonant’;

Interestverb

be of importance or consequence;

‘This matters to me!’;

Interest

Interest, in finance and economics, is payment from a borrower or deposit-taking financial institution to a lender or depositor of an amount above repayment of the principal sum (that is, the amount borrowed), at a particular rate. It is distinct from a fee which the borrower may pay the lender or some third party.

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