attention-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: mental focus or observation on a subject of interest


My attention was suddenly directed to a loud crash outside the window.
The speaker had the audience's complete attention.
The crisis in Lebanon has become the center of attention in recent weeks.
Some drivers don't pay attention to their driving while on the cellphone.
The teacher drew attention to the spelling errors in the compositions.
The administration has turned its attention to the educational system.
Mary decided the slacks drew unflattering attention to her hips.
This story originally drew the attention of a freelance journalist from New York.
Sally never paid much attention to her sister's views on politics.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 2: action of administering aid or maintenaince

NOTE: implies the assistance or care is required, not optional

The doctor told him the infection would require further medical attention.
John's old car needed constant attention to keep running.
A leaking roof requires prompt attention.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: Placeholder Sense: Do Not Choose


WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: Placeholder Sense

Sense Number 4: affection, courteous assistance

NOTE: refers to social, physical and/or communication acts towards another

Betty was flattered by the attentions of the handsome life guard.
They bestowed every possible attention on the visiting dignitary.
The wealthy old lady was amused by the attentions of her fortune-seeking nephew.
Unwanted attentions in the workplace can constitute sexual harassment.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: military physical stance

Commentary:ATTENTION[+state][+physical][+posture][+erect][+motionless] a motionless erect stance with arms at the sides and feet together; assumed by military personnel during drill or review (only used in the phrase "at attention")

The troops stood at attention for an hour.
He was told to stand at attention by his commanding officer.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 6: none of the above

Commentary: Automatically generated NOTA sense (bbn)