HyperDic: attention

English > 6 senses of the word attention:
NOUNcognitionattention, attendingthe process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
actattention, care, aid, tendingthe work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
cognitionattentiona general interest that leads people to want to know more
actattentiona courteous act indicating affection
cognitionattentionthe faculty or power of mental concentration
attributeattentiona motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together
attention > pronunciation
Soundsahteh'nshahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > attention: 6 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others.
Synonymattending
Narrowerattentiveness, heed, regard, paying attentionpaying particular notice (as to children or helpless people)
clock-watchingpaying excessive attention to the clock (in anticipation of stopping work)
earAttention to what is said
eyeAttention to what is seen
notice, observation, observanceThe act of noticing or paying attention
noticepolite or favorable attention
Broaderbasic cognitive processcognitive processes involved in obtaining and storing knowledge
Oppositeinattentionlack of attention
Spanishatención
Catalanatenció
Adjectivesattentionalof or relating to attention
Verbsattendgive heed (to)
English > attention: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something.
Example "the old car needs constant attention"
Synonymscare, aid, tending
Narrowerbabysitting, baby sittingThe work of a baby sitter
dental carecare for the teeth
faith healing, faith curecare provided through prayer and faith in God
first aidemergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained
hair care, haircare, hairdressingcare for the hair
healthcare, health careThe preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
incubationMaintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development
liveryThe care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay
manicureprofessional care for the hands and fingernails
maternalismmotherly care
nourishmentThe act of nourishing
nursingThe work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
nurturancePhysical and emotional care and nourishment
pedicureprofessional care for the feet and toenails
personal carecare for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves
pet sittingThe work of a pet sitter
skin care, skincarecare for the skin
tender loving care, TLCconsiderate and solicitous care
treatment, interventioncare provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
tree surgerytreatment of damaged or decaying trees
BroaderworkActivity directed toward making or doing something
Spanishatención, ayuda, cuidado, cuidados, cura
Catalanatenció, compte, cura, esment
Verbsattendtake charge of or deal with
English > attention: 6 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA general interest that leads people to want to know more.
Example"She was the center of attention"
Narrowerfoil, enhancerAnything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
Broaderattraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnetA characteristic / characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
Spanishatención
Catalanatenció
Verbsattendgive heed (to)
English > attention: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA courteous act indicating affection.
Example"she tried to win his heart with her many attentions"
BroadercourtesyA courteous or respectful or considerate act
Spanishatención, consideración, detalle, miramento
Catalanatenció, consideració, sol·licitud
English > attention: 6 senses > noun 5, cognition
MeaningThe faculty or power of mental concentration.
Example"keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
Narrowerconcentration, engrossment, absorption, immersioncomplete attention
mental noteSpecial attention with intent to remember
watchfulness, wakefulness, vigilance, alertnessThe process of paying close and continuous attention
Broaderfaculty, mental faculty, moduleOne of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind
Spanishatención, concentración
Catalanatenció, concentració
Verbsattendgive heed (to)
English > attention: 6 senses > noun 6, attribute
MeaningA motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review.
Example"the troops stood at attention"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Attributesattentive(often followed by 'to') giving care or attention
inattentiveshowing a lack of attention or care
BroaderstanceStanding posture
Spanishfirmes

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