Definition of at attention
: in a position that shows careful listening or attention <The dog sat at attention, listening for something in the distance.>
Word by Word Definitions
: the act or state of applying the mind to something
: a condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity
: observation, notice
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up at attention? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).