[noun uh-ten-shuh n; interjection uh-ten-shuhn] /noun əˈtɛn ʃən; interjection əˌtɛnˈʃʌn/
the act or faculty of attending, especially by directing the mind to an object.
observant care; consideration:
Individual attention is given to each child.
civility or courtesy:
attention to a guest.
notice or awareness:
His deliberate cough caught the waiter’s attention.
attentions, acts of courtesy or devotion indicating affection, as in courtship.
Military. an erect position with eyes to the front, arms to the sides, and heels together (often used as a command).
concentrated direction of the mind, esp to a problem or task
consideration, notice, or observation: a new matter has come to our attention
detailed care or special treatment: to pay attention to one’s appearance
(usually pl) an act of consideration, courtesy, or gallantry indicating affection or love: attentions given to a lover
the motionless position of formal military alertness, esp in drill when an upright position is assumed with legs and heels together, arms to the sides, head and eyes facing to the front
(psychol) the act of concentrating on any one of a set of objects or thoughts See also selective attention
the order to be alert or to adopt a position of formal military alertness
late 14c., “giving heed,” from Latin attentionem (nominative attentio) “attention, attentiveness,” noun of action from past participle stem of attendere “mental heeding” (see attend). Used with a remarkable diversity of verbs (e.g. pay, gather, attract, draw, call). As a military cautionary word preparative to giving a command, it is attested from 1792.
see: pay attention
[uh-ten-tiv] /əˈtɛn tɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by or giving ; observant: an attentive audience. 2. thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous: an attentive host. /ˌəʊvərəˈtɛntɪv/ adjective 1. excessively careful to fulfil the needs and wants (of) /əˈtɛntɪv/ adjective 1. paying attention; listening carefully; observant 2. (postpositive) often foll by to. careful to fulfil the needs […]
[uh-ten-tiv] /əˈtɛn tɪv/ adjective 1. characterized by or giving ; observant: an attentive audience. 2. thoughtful of others; considerate; polite; courteous: an attentive host. /əˈtɛntɪv/ adjective 1. paying attention; listening carefully; observant 2. (postpositive) often foll by to. careful to fulfil the needs or wants (of); considerate (about): she was always attentive to his needs […]
[uh-wair-nis] /əˈwɛər nɪs/ noun 1. the state or condition of being ; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS. n. 1828, from aware + -ness.
[oh-ver-aw] /ˌoʊ vərˈɔ/ verb (used with object), overawed, overawing. 1. to restrain or subdue by inspiring ; intimidate: He often uses that imperious scowl to overawe his subordinates. /ˌəʊvərˈɔː/ verb 1. (transitive) to subdue, restrain, or overcome by affecting with a feeling of awe v. 1570s, from over- + awe (v.). Perhaps coined by Spenser. […]