from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Wholly absorbing or engrossing one's attention; fascinating: The last chapter was so riveting that I was reading past midnight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of rivet.
- adj. Commanding the attention of spectators.
- n. The act of joining with rivets.
- n. The act of spreading out and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating or pressing.
- n. A set of rivets; rivets collectively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of joining with rivets; the act of spreading out and clinching the end, as of a rivet, by beating or pressing.
- n. The whole set of rivets, collectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or method of joining with rivets.
- n. Rivets taken collectively.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. capable of arousing and holding the attention
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