rivet the attention

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  • Attention — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Attention >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attention attention Sgm: N 1 mindfulness mindfulness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 intentness intentness intentiveness Sgm: N 1 alertness alertness Sgm: N 1 thought …   English dictionary for students

  • rivet — (n.) c.1400, from O.Fr. rivet, possibly from M.Du. wriven turn, grind. The English word may be directly from M.Du. The verb is attested from early 15c. Meaning to command the attention is from c.1600; riveting (adj.) in this sense is from 1854 …   Etymology dictionary

  • attention — noun 1 act of watching/listening/showing interest ADJECTIVE ▪ full, rapt, undivided ▪ They listened with rapt attention. ▪ careful, close, meticulous …   Collocations dictionary

  • rivet — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, clinch on a nail, rivet, from Old French, from river to attach, rivet, probably from rive border, edge, bank, from Latin ripa Date: 15th century a headed pin or bolt of metal used for uniting two or more pieces… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • rivet — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. pin, bolt. v. t. fasten, bolt, pin; arrest or engage the attention. See connection. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. nail, bolt, fix; see fasten 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. 1. fasten bolt, pin, tack …   English dictionary for students

  • rivet — n. & v. n. a nail or bolt for holding together metal plates etc., its headless end being beaten out or pressed down when in place. v.tr. (riveted, riveting) 1 a join or fasten with rivets. b beat out or press down the end of (a nail or bolt). c… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rivet — [riv′it] n. [ME ryvette < MFr rivet < river, to clinch < ?] 1. a metal bolt or pin with a head on one end, used to fasten plates or beams together by passing it through holes in them and then hammering down the plain end into a head so… …   English World dictionary

  • attention — n. concentration notice 1) to attract, capture, catch, command, draw, get; hold, retain, rivet smb. s attention 2) to devote one s attention to; to focus one s attention on; to pay attention to 3) to bring smt. to smb. s attention 4) to distract …   Combinatory dictionary

  • rivet — I UK [ˈrɪvɪt] / US verb [transitive] Word forms rivet : present tense I/you/we/they rivet he/she/it rivets present participle riveting past tense riveted past participle riveted to join two things together with rivets • be riveted by/to something …   English dictionary

  • attention — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Direction of the mind toward Nouns 1. attention, mindfulness, intentness, attentiveness, thought, thoughtfulness, advertence, attention to detail, care, special consideration; observance, observation,… …   English dictionary for students

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