verb (used with object), riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing or (especially British) riv·et·ted, riv·et·ting.
Origin of rivet
Related Words for rivetedhell-bent, decided, preoccupied, resolved, engaged, absorbed, enthralled, submerged, tenacious, unshakable, sturdy, solid, steady, fast, tight, substantial, robust, strong, immovable, static
Examples from the Web for riveted
Contemporary Examples of riveted
Until they do, Berry utilizes her star quality to keep us riveted and awaiting whatever twist comes next.Surprise! Halle Berry’s Career Is ‘Extant’
July 9, 2014
Now everyone in the room is riveted, watching Justin put one huge foot in front of the other.Watch Justin Bieber Try to Walk in a Straight Line After His DUI Arrest
February 28, 2014
All witnesses to a moment in history that still has us all riveted.Would It Have Saved JFK? Jim Lehrer on the Mystery of the Bubble Top
November 4, 2013
The stories of two of the rescued women, Berry and DeJesus, have riveted Cleveland for close to a decade.‘I Just Thought He Was Odd’: Neighbors of the Cleveland Kidnapper on What They Saw
May 8, 2013
It was the Golden Globes moment that riveted A-listers and home viewers alike.Read the Full Transcript of Jodie Foster’s Golden Globes Speech
The Daily Beast Video
January 14, 2013
Historical Examples of riveted
He riveted on the gods his enemies the yoke which had been resting on them.The Babylonian Legends of the Creation
A smith was speedily in attendance, who riveted upon him a set of heavy irons.Barnaby Rudge
He was close to the girl, and his eyes were riveted upon the little packet.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
Riveted to his chair, he remained in despair until eventide.
She came to the spot, as though attracted by some power, and she remained, as if riveted there.
verb -ets, -eting or -eted (tr)
Word Origin for rivet
c.1400, from Old French rivet "nail, rivet," from Old French river "to clench, fix, fasten," possibly from Middle Dutch wriven "turn, grind," related to rive (v.). The English word may be directly from Middle Dutch.