verb (used with object), riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing or (especially British) riv·et·ted, riv·et·ting.
- rivet set,
- riviera beach
Origin of rivet
Examples from the Web for riveted
Until they do, Berry utilizes her star quality to keep us riveted and awaiting whatever twist comes next.
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|Amy Zimmerman|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Eleanor Clift|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Christine Pelisek|May 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|DAILY BEAST
Unawares to thyself thou hast forged thine own chains, and riveted them upon thy limbs.
He heard the voice, but not the words: his eyes were riveted upon the veil.Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir|May Agnes Fleming
The skeleton being completed, her planks are then secured by copper or iron nails to the timbers, and riveted.
She'll learn to like me better when I'm not a drag upon her, and she wears the chain I have riveted more lightly.The Cricket on the Hearth|Charles Dickens
A brace is made of tin bent in the shape shown and riveted to the bottom of the bucket.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
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.