attention
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /əˈtɛn.ʃən/
Noun

attention

  1. (uncountable) Mental focus.
    Please direct your attention to the following words.
  2. (countable) An action or remark expressing concern for or interest in someone or something, especially romantic interest.
    • 1818, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, ch. 3,
      She attended her sickbed; her watchful attentions triumphed over the malignity of the distemper.
    • 1910, Stephen Leacock, "How to Avoid Getting Married," in Literary Lapses,
      For some time past I have been the recipient of very marked attentions from a young lady.
  3. (uncountable, military) A state of alertness in the standing position.
    The company will now come to attention.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations Interjection
  1. (military) Used as a command to bring soldiers to the attention position.
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