What does rivet mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stud, rivet(noun)

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

  2. rivet(verb)

    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

  3. concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet(verb)

    direct one's attention on something

    "Please focus on your studies and not on your hobbies"

  4. rivet(verb)

    fasten with a rivet or rivets

  5. rivet(verb)

    hold (someone's attention)

    "The discovery of the skull riveted the paleontologists"

Wiktionary

  1. rivet(Noun)

    A cylindrical mechanical fastener that attaches multiple parts together by fitting through a hole and deforming the head(s) at either end.

    Etymology: Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river "to fetter [a person]" (12th century), from rive "rim, edge" (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa "riverbank".

  2. rivet(Noun)

    any fixed point or certain basis

    Etymology: Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river "to fetter [a person]" (12th century), from rive "rim, edge" (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa "riverbank".

  3. rivet(Noun)

    a light kind of footman's armour (back-formation from almain-rivet)

    Etymology: Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river "to fetter [a person]" (12th century), from rive "rim, edge" (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa "riverbank".

  4. rivet(Verb)

    to attach or fasten parts by using rivets

    Etymology: Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river "to fetter [a person]" (12th century), from rive "rim, edge" (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa "riverbank".

  5. rivet(Verb)

    to install rivets

    Etymology: Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river "to fetter [a person]" (12th century), from rive "rim, edge" (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa "riverbank".

  6. rivet(Verb)

    to command the attention of.

    Etymology: Old French rivet (13th century), from a verb river "to fetter [a person]" (12th century), from rive "rim, edge" (ca. 1100), which is ultimately from Latin ripa "riverbank".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rivet(noun)

    a metallic pin with a head, used for uniting two plates or pieces of material together, by passing it through them and then beating or pressing down the point so that it shall spread out and form a second head; a pin or bolt headed or clinched at both ends

    Etymology: [F., fr. river to rivet; perh. fr. Icel. rifa to fasten together. Cf. Reef part of a sail.]

  2. Rivet(verb)

    to fasten with a rivet, or with rivets; as, to rivet two pieces of iron

    Etymology: [F., fr. river to rivet; perh. fr. Icel. rifa to fasten together. Cf. Reef part of a sail.]

  3. Rivet(verb)

    to spread out the end or point of, as of a metallic pin, rod, or bolt, by beating or pressing, so as to form a sort of head

    Etymology: [F., fr. river to rivet; perh. fr. Icel. rifa to fasten together. Cf. Reef part of a sail.]

  4. Rivet(verb)

    hence, to fasten firmly; to make firm, strong, or immovable; as, to rivet friendship or affection

    Etymology: [F., fr. river to rivet; perh. fr. Icel. rifa to fasten together. Cf. Reef part of a sail.]

Freebase

  1. Rivet

    Rivets are a permanent mechanical fastener. Before being installed a rivet consists of a smooth cylindrical shaft with a head on one end. The end opposite the head is called the buck-tail. On installation the rivet is placed in a punched or drilled hole, and the tail is upset, or bucked, so that it expands to about 1.5 times the original shaft diameter, holding the rivet in place. To distinguish between the two ends of the rivet, the original head is called the factory head and the deformed end is called the shop head or buck-tail. Because there is effectively a head on each end of an installed rivet, it can support tension loads; however, it is much more capable of supporting shear loads. Bolts and screws are better suited for tension applications. Fastenings used in traditional wooden boat building, like copper nails and clinch bolts, work on the same principle as the rivet but were in use long before the term rivet came about and, where they are remembered, are usually classified among the nails and bolts respectively.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rivet

    riv′et, n. bearded wheat.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. rivet

    The roe of a fish. Also, a hinge-pin, or any piece of riveted work. The soft iron pin by which the ends of a cask hoop, or the plates of a boiler, &c., are secured by clinching.

Editors Contribution

  1. rivet

    Rivet (noun)a condition to fasten or attract someone attention.

    Rivet is a type focus on a thing or someone important.

    Submitted by pinkss5 on October 21, 2015  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rivet in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rivet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of rivet in a Sentence

  1. Randolph Bourne:

    We can easily become as much slaves to precaution as we can to fear. Although we can never rivet our fortune so tight as to make it impregnible, we may by our excessive prudence squeeze out of the life that we are guarding so anxiously all the adventurous quality that makes it worth living.

  2. Thomas Jefferson:

    We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our election between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debt, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our calling and our creeds... [we will] have no time to think, no means of calling our miss-managers to account but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow-sufferers... And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for [another ]... till the bulk of society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery... And the fore-horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.

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