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riv·et

 (rĭv′ĭt)
n.
A metal bolt or pin having a head on one end, inserted through aligned holes in the pieces to be joined and then hammered on the plain end so as to form a second head.
tr.v. riv·et·ed, riv·et·ing, riv·ets
1. To fasten or secure, especially with a rivet or rivets.
2. To hammer and bend or flatten the headless end of (a nail or bolt) so as to fasten something.
3.
a. To fix the attention of (someone): The audience was riveted by the suspense.
b. To engross or hold (the gaze or attention, for example).

[Middle English, from Old French river, to attach.]

riv′et·er n.
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rivet

(ˈrɪvɪt)
n
(Building) a short metal pin for fastening two or more pieces together, having a head at one end, the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces
vb (tr) , -ets, -eting or -eted
1. (Building) to join by riveting
2. (Building) to hammer in order to form into a head
3. (often passive) to cause to be fixed or held firmly, as in fascinated attention, horror, etc: to be riveted to the spot.
[C14: from Old French, from river to fasten, fix, of unknown origin]
ˈriveter n
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riv•et

(ˈrɪv ɪt)

n.
1. a metal pin for passing through holes in two or more pieces to hold them together, having a head at one end, the other end being hammered into a head after insertion.
v.t.
2. to fasten with a rivet.
3. to hammer or spread out the end of (a pin, bolt, etc.) in order to form a head and secure something; clinch.
4. to fasten or fix firmly.
5. to hold (the eye, attention, etc.) firmly.
[1350–1400; (n.) Middle English revette, rivette < Old French rivet, derivative of river to attach, fix; (v.) Middle English revetten, derivative of the n.]
riv′et•er, n.
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rivet


Past participle: riveted
Gerund: riveting

Imperative
rivet
rivet
Present
I rivet
you rivet
he/she/it rivets
we rivet
you rivet
they rivet
Preterite
I riveted
you riveted
he/she/it riveted
we riveted
you riveted
they riveted
Present Continuous
I am riveting
you are riveting
he/she/it is riveting
we are riveting
you are riveting
they are riveting
Present Perfect
I have riveted
you have riveted
he/she/it has riveted
we have riveted
you have riveted
they have riveted
Past Continuous
I was riveting
you were riveting
he/she/it was riveting
we were riveting
you were riveting
they were riveting
Past Perfect
I had riveted
you had riveted
he/she/it had riveted
we had riveted
you had riveted
they had riveted
Future
I will rivet
you will rivet
he/she/it will rivet
we will rivet
you will rivet
they will rivet
Future Perfect
I will have riveted
you will have riveted
he/she/it will have riveted
we will have riveted
you will have riveted
they will have riveted
Future Continuous
I will be riveting
you will be riveting
he/she/it will be riveting
we will be riveting
you will be riveting
they will be riveting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been riveting
you have been riveting
he/she/it has been riveting
we have been riveting
you have been riveting
they have been riveting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been riveting
you will have been riveting
he/she/it will have been riveting
we will have been riveting
you will have been riveting
they will have been riveting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been riveting
you had been riveting
he/she/it had been riveting
we had been riveting
you had been riveting
they had been riveting
Conditional
I would rivet
you would rivet
he/she/it would rivet
we would rivet
you would rivet
they would rivet
Past Conditional
I would have riveted
you would have riveted
he/she/it would have riveted
we would have riveted
you would have riveted
they would have riveted
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rivet - ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)rivet - ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
2.rivet - heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
clinch - the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
pin - a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
Verb1.rivet - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
engross, engulf, steep, soak up, immerse, absorb, plunge - devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
cerebrate, cogitate, think - use or exercise the mind or one's power of reason in order to make inferences, decisions, or arrive at a solution or judgments; "I've been thinking all day and getting nowhere"
rivet - hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
recall - cause one's (or someone else's) thoughts or attention to return from a reverie or digression; "She was recalled by a loud laugh"
think - focus one's attention on a certain state; "Think big"; "think thin"
zoom in - examine closely; focus one's attention on; "He zoomed in on the book"
take heed, listen, hear - listen and pay attention; "Listen to your father"; "We must hear the expert before we make a decision"
2.rivet - fasten with a rivet or rivets
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
3.rivet - hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"
engage, engross, occupy, absorb - consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
focus, pore, rivet, center, centre, concentrate - direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"
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rivet

verb
To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:
Slang: grab.
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Translations
بِرْشامَه، مِسْمار بِرْشاميُبَرْشِم، يُثَبِّت ألواحاً مَعْدَنِيَّهيُثَبِّت
nýtnýtovatstát jako přibitýupřít
naglenitte
naulitaniitataniitti
megszegecselösszeszegecselrátapadszegecsszegecsel
festa, neglahnoîhnoîa
įbestikniedėkniedytikniedytojassukniedyti
kniedekniedētpiekaltpiesaistīt uzmanībusakniedēt
nit
nitnitovaťstáť ako pribitýznitovať
perçinperçinlemekbüyülemekgözlerini ayıramamakhayran bırakmak

rivet

[ˈrɪvɪt]
A. Nremache m
B. VT
1. (Tech) → remachar
2. (fig) (= grasp) [+ attention] → captar; (= fasten) [+ eyes, attention, gaze] (on sth/sb) → fijar
it riveted our attentionnos llamó fuertemente la atención, lo miramos fascinados
to be riveted to sthtener los ojos puestos en algo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

rivet

[ˈrɪvɪt]
nrivet m
vt
(= captivate) → captiver
to be riveted by sth → être captivé(e) par qch
(= fix) to be riveted to the spot [person] → être cloué(e) sur place
(= fasten with rivets) → riveter
vi (= fix) to rivet on sth [eyes, gaze] → se fixer sur qch
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

rivet

nNiete f
vt (lit)nieten; two thingsvernieten; (fig) audience, attentionfesseln; his eyes were riveted to the screensein Blick war auf die Leinwand geheftet; it riveted our attentiondas fesselte uns or unsere Aufmerksamkeit; riveted (to the spot) by fearvor Angst wie festgenagelt; rivet jointNietnaht f, → Nietung f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

rivet

[ˈrɪvɪt]
1. nribattino, rivetto
2. vtrivettare (fig) (attention) → attirare; (audience) → inchiodare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

rivet

(ˈrivit) noun
a sort of metal nail; a bolt for fastening plates of metal together eg when building the sides of a ship.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈriveted
1. to fasten with rivets. They riveted the sheets of metal together.
2. to fix firmly. He stood riveted to the spot with fear; His eyes were riveted on the television.
ˈriveter noun
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References in classic literature ?
I said I could see that very well, but what I wanted was a certain quantity of rivets--and rivets were what really Mr.
I searched all over the outside for an aperture, a panel, or a manhole, to use a technical expression; but the lines of the iron rivets, solidly driven into the joints of the iron plates, were clear and uniform.
`Miss Woodhouse's opinion of the instrument will be worth having.' But, said I, I shall be more sure of succeeding if one of you will go with me.`Oh,' said he, `wait half a minute, till I have finished my job;'For, would you believe it, Miss Woodhouse, there he is, in the most obliging manner in the world, fastening in the rivet of my mother's spectacles.The rivet came out, you know, this morning.
So when in time a son was born the infant's feet were riveted together and he was left to die on Mount Cithaeron.
All this time, I was getting on towards the river; but however fast I went, I couldn't warm my feet, to which the damp cold seemed riveted, as the iron was riveted to the leg of the man I was running to meet.
The trapper pointed to a flight of vultures, that were sailing over the plain at no great distance, and apparently in the direction in which the Pawnee had riveted his eye.
This alliance, therefore, would infallibly rivet Comcomly to the interests of the Astorians, and with him the powerful tribe of the Chinooks.
He gave me an extraordinary impression as he sat there, his attention riveted on his game -- an impression of great strength; and I could not understand why it was that his emaciation somehow made it more striking.
Among other things, I observed that the door that I was holding open was of heavy iron plates, riveted. Equidistant from one another and from the top and bottom, three strong bolts protruded from the beveled edge.
The Indian riveted his glowing eyes on Heyward as he asked, in his imperfect English, "Is he alone?"
When he halted before the binnacle, with his glance fastened on the pointed needle in the compass, that glance shot like a javelin with the pointed intensity of his purpose; and when resuming his walk he again paused before the mainmast, then, as the same riveted glance fastened upon the riveted gold coin there, he still wore the same aspect of nailed firmness, only dashed with a certain wild longing, if not hopefulness.
I'll teach you what to do and show you what kind of rivet to use."