Associations to the word «Attention»


ATTENTION, noun. (uncountable) Mental focus.
ATTENTION, noun. (countable) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
ATTENTION, noun. (uncountable) (military) A state of alertness in the standing position.
ATTENTION, interjection. (military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the attention position.
ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER, noun. A syndrome formerly thought to affect children only, but now known to also affect adults, that is characterized by frequent, chronic distractibility, and either inattentiveness or hyperactivity (fidgeting).
ATTENTION DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, noun. (neurology) (pathology) A developmental disorder in which a person has a persistent pattern of impulsiveness and inattention, with or without a component of hyperactivity.
ATTENTION SEEKER, noun. A person who tries to get attention, typically in a manner considered excessive or inappropriate.
ATTENTION SEEKERS, noun. Plural of attention seeker
ATTENTION SPAN, noun. The length of time, or span that one can pay attention, or concentrate on one topic without becoming distracted.
ATTENTION SPANS, noun. Plural of attention span
ATTENTION WHORE, noun. (derogatory) (vulgar) (idiomatic) An individual that routinely solicits attention through inappropriate tactics and provocation
ATTENTION WHORE, verb. (rare) (vulgar) To seek attention through inappropriate means or to an excessive degree.
ATTENTION WHORED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of attention whore
ATTENTION WHORES, noun. Plural of attention whore
ATTENTION WHORES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of attention whore
ATTENTION WHORING, verb. Present participle of attention whore

Dictionary definition

ATTENTION, noun. The process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others.
ATTENTION, noun. The work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention".
ATTENTION, noun. A general interest that leads people to want to know more; "She was the center of attention".
ATTENTION, noun. A courteous act indicating affection; "she tried to win his heart with her many attentions".
ATTENTION, noun. The faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention".
ATTENTION, noun. 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".

Wise words

He that hath knowledge spareth his words.
Francis Bacon