What does attraction mean?

Definitions for attraction
əˈtræk ʃənat·trac·tion

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word attraction.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. attraction, attractive force(noun)

    the force by which one object attracts another

  2. attraction(noun)

    an entertainment that is offered to the public

  3. attraction, attractiveness(noun)

    the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

    "her personality held a strange attraction for him"

  4. attraction, attractor, attracter, attractive feature, magnet(noun)

    a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

    "flowers are an attractor for bees"

  5. drawing card, draw, attraction, attractor, attracter(noun)

    an entertainer who attracts large audiences

    "he was the biggest drawing card they had"


  1. attraction(Noun)

    The tendency to attract

    The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity

  2. attraction(Noun)

    The feeling of being attracted

    I felt a strange attraction towards the place

  3. attraction(Noun)

    An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors

    The new mall should be a major attraction

  4. Origin: from attraction, from attractio from past participle of attraho (= ad + traho)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attraction(noun)

    an invisible power in a body by which it draws anything to itself; the power in nature acting mutually between bodies or ultimate particles, tending to draw them together, or to produce their cohesion or combination, and conversely resisting separation

  2. Attraction(noun)

    the act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction

  3. Attraction(noun)

    the power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence

  4. Attraction(noun)

    that which attracts; an attractive object or feature

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Attraction

    The tendency to approach and adhere or cohere, shown by all forms of matter. It includes gravitation, cohesion, adhesion, chemical affinity and other forms, and is opposed by repulsion, and is sometimes overcome by it, although it may be assumed to be always present. See the different kinds of attractions under their titles: Atomic Attraction, Electro-magnetic Attraction and Repulsion, Electro Static Attraction and Repulsion, Electro-dynamic Attraction and Repulsion; Magnetic Attraction and Repulsion; Molar Attraction.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attraction' in Nouns Frequency: #1625


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attraction in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attraction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of attraction in a Sentence

  1. Limor Weinstein:

    It’s definitely an attraction.

  2. Kelly Klepper:

    We're kind of a tourist attraction right now.

  3. Antony Goldman:

    Abba Kyari is not a politician, but that is probably part of his attraction.

  4. Rebecca Biggs:

    I would say that is an attraction, rather than a negative thing, it is quite amusing.

  5. Joel Coen:

    It's a different world and the exotic nature (of Hollywood), that's part of the attraction.

Images & Illustrations of attraction

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Translations for attraction

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • جاذبيةArabic
  • привлекателност, привличане, атракцион, притеглянеBulgarian
  • atraccióCatalan, Valencian
  • přitažlivostCzech
  • Anziehungskraft, Anziehung, Attraktion, Reiz, LiebreizGerman
  • πόλος έλξης, θέλγητρο, έλξη, δέλεαρGreek
  • atracciónSpanish
  • vetovoima, viehätys, vetovoimatekijä, vetonaula, veto, nähtävyys, vetonumeroFinnish
  • attraction, attiranceFrench
  • אטרקציה, משיכהHebrew
  • vonzás, látnivaló, vonzalomHungarian
  • attrazione, attrattivaItalian
  • 끌어 당김Korean
  • тартыш, жылуулук, сонундук, аттракцион, кызыктыргычтык, жагымдуулук, өзүнө тарткычтык, татынакайлык, тартуу, жакшынакайлык, татканткыч жемKyrgyz
  • manawarekaMāori
  • trekpleister, aantrekkingskracht, attractieDutch
  • przywiązanie, atrakcja, przyciąganiePolish
  • atraçãoPortuguese
  • atragere, atracțieRomanian
  • привлекательность, влечение, аттракцион, ПривлечениеRussian
  • atrakcija, privlačnostSlovene
  • joshje, tërheqje, atraksionAlbanian
  • ఆకర్షణTelugu
  • по́тяг, привабливістьUkrainian

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