part of speech: noun

definition 1: the concentration of one’s mind on something.

  • The movie held our attention for three hours.

synonyms: concentration, intentness

definition 2: notice or consideration.

  • The teacher could not get the children’s attention.
  • The problem finally came to the attention of the principal.

synonyms: awareness, consideration, notice

antonyms: disregard

definition 3: (usually plural) acts of respect, care, or politeness.

  • We enjoyed the attentions of the waiter at the restaurant.

synonyms: regards

antonyms: disregard

definition 4: a way in which a person stands in the military, with the body straight, the legs and feet together, and the eyes looking forward.

  • The soldier stood at attention.