Dictionary.com

attention

[ noun uh-ten-shuhn; interjection uh-ten-shuhn ]
/ noun əˈtɛn ʃən; interjection əˌtɛnˈʃʌn /
Save This Word!

noun

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of attention

1325–75; Middle English attencioun<Latin attentiōn- (stem of attentiō). See attent, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM attention

at·ten·tion·al, adjectiveo·ver·at·ten·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use attention in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for attention

attention
/ (əˈtɛnʃən) /

noun

sentence substitute

the order to be alert or to adopt a position of formal military alertness

Word Origin for attention

C14: from Latin attentiō, from attendere to apply the mind to; see attend
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Idioms and Phrases with attention

attention

see pay attention.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK