Definitions of attention

  1. the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; " no medical care was required"; " the old car needed constant attention"
  2. the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the ( relative) exclusion of others
  3. a general interest that leads people to want to know more; " She was the center of attention"
  4. a courteous act indicating affection; " she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"
  5. a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review; " the troops stood at attention"
  6. the faculty or power of mental concentration; " keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
  7. The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending.
  8. An act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger.
  9. Focusing on certain aspects of current experience to the exclusion of others. It is the act of heeding or taking notice or concentrating.
  10. The act of applying the mind to anything; consideration for any person or thing; a mark or act of courtesy; care for the comfort of others; a military command to assume a certain position.
  11. Act of attending: steady application of the mind: heed: care.
  12. The act of heeding; civility.
  13. The act, fact, or power of attending.
  14. An act of courtesy; consideration; care.
  15. The soldierly posture of readiness.
  16. Acts of special regard.
  17. The act of attending; heeding; regarding attentively; act of civility or courtesy.
  18. The act of attending; paying heed to; steady application of the mind; act of courtesy.

Usage examples for attention

  1. But the Master paid no attention – Men Called Him Master by Elwyn Allen Smith
  2. I shall have to draw your particular attention to this matter. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  3. Benedict looked with great attention at the king's hand. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  4. Stand to attention and 'sir' me when you speak. – The Kangaroo Marines by R. W. Campbell
  5. Some used the old cry, Attention – Last Words by Stephen Crane
  6. She had his attention – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  7. Fruen seemed to come back to attention from somewhere far away. – Wanderers by Knut Hamsun
  8. The word caught her attention – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  9. Come, come, pay no attention to old Ripple. – The Passionate Elopement by Compton Mackenzie
  10. William had certainly heard Mr. Ashley's voice; but it was so unusual to be called by it, that he had paid no attention – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  11. That officer to whom Bernard was calling his attention was . – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  12. Every one must kiss Barbara; little George must come in for his full share of attention – The Story Of Julia Page Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. by Kathleen Norris
  13. After a few moments I turned my attention to my ambassador. – My First Years As A Frenchwoman, 1876-1879 by Mary King Waddington
  14. But sometimes an introductory paragraph is necessary in order to explain the writer's point of view, or to indicate to what phases of the subject attention is to be given. – Practical Grammar and Composition by Thomas Wood
  15. Of these only one drew his attention – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  16. What did you do to that young fellow, to make him show you such an attention – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  17. Erasmus paid little attention to this letter. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  18. What can you expect if they never get any attention – A Question of Marriage by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  19. He wants you to give attention to Him! – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  20. But Judith was giving her attention to Poker Face now. – Judith of Blue Lake Ranch by Jackson Gregory