Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rivet

2 senses of rivet

Sense 1
stud, rivet -- (ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt))
       => decoration, ornament, ornamentation -- (something used to beautify)

Sense 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)
       => pin -- (a small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rivet

3 senses of rivet

Sense 1
concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet -- (direct one's attention on something; "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies")
       => think, cogitate, cerebrate -- (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")

Sense 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")

Sense 3
rivet -- (hold (someone's attention); "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists")
       => absorb, engross, engage, occupy -- (consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely")

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