Meaning of “attention” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ U ] us uk /əˈtenʃən/
Extra Examples
The advertisement is designed to grab people's attention.The film held my attention from beginning to end.I missed what she was saying because I wasn't paying attention.I tapped on the window to try and get her attention.She was flattered by his attention.

B1 the state of watching, listening to, or thinking about something carefully or with interest:

Ladies and gentlemen, could I have your attention, please?
I was watching TV so you didn't have my full attention.
pay attention (to sth)

B1 to watch, listen to, or think about something carefully or with interest:

You weren't paying attention to what I was saying.
bring/draw (sb's) attention to sth/sb

B2 to make someone notice something or someone:

If I could just draw your attention to the second paragraph.
She's always trying to draw attention to herself.
attract/get (sb's) attention

B2 to make someone notice you:

I waved at him to get his attention.

treatment to deal with a problem:

medical attention
This old engine needs a lot of attention.

(Definition of “attention” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)