(noun, verb)


1. ornament consisting of a circular rounded protuberance (as on a vault or shield or belt)

Similar word(s): stud

Definition categories: man–made, decoration, ornament, ornamentation

2. 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

Definition categories: man–made, pin


1. direct one's attention on something

Similar word(s): center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore

Definition categories: cognition, cerebrate, cogitate, think

2. fasten with a rivet or rivets

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

3. hold (someone's attention)

- The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists

Definition categories: cognition, absorb, engage, engross, occupy