Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “focused”


adjective (GIVING ATTENTION)    /ˈfəʊ.kəst/ US  /ˈfoʊ-/ (also focussed)
giving a lot of attention to one particular thing: the need for more focused research Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
(Definition of focused adjective (GIVING ATTENTION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of focused

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Paying attention and being careful, but you might be interested in these topics from the Attention and care topic area:

Definitions of “focused” in other dictionaries

Translations of “focused”

Word of the Day

grand prix

one of a series of important international races for very fast and powerful cars

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More