Rivet, 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. t.v. riveted, riveting, rivets 1. To fasten or secure with or as if with a rivet. 2. To hammer the headless end of so as to form a head and fasten something. 3. To fasten or secure firmly; fix. 4. To engross or hold (the attention, for example).
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, from Old French river, to attach.
OTHER FORMS: riveter (noun)
Riveting, adj. Wholly absorbing or engrossing one's attention; fascinating.
OTHER FORMS: rivetingly (adverb)
New definition of riveting:
2. The critics' darling; rave fave of the broad public; potential winner at the Golden Globes, the Oscars, and any film festival one cares to name.
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Saying of which, I'd still like to see Hugo, The Artist, The Help, and I forgot how many other titles now. Bye, kids! Have fun at the movies!
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