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 forcenoun

    the force by which one object attracts another

  2. attractionnoun

    an entertainment that is offered to the public

  3. attraction, attractivenessnoun

    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, magnetnoun

    a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts

    "flowers are an attractor for bees"

  5. drawing card, draw, attraction, attractor, attracternoun

    an entertainer who attracts large audiences

    "he was the biggest drawing card they had"

Wiktionary

  1. attractionnoun

    The tendency to attract

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

  2. attractionnoun

    The feeling of being attracted

    I felt a strange attraction towards the place

  3. attractionnoun

    An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors

    The new mall should be a major attraction

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Attractionnoun

    Etymology: from attract.

    The drawing of amber and jet, and other electrick bodies, and the attraction in gold of the spirit of quicksilver at distance; and the attraction of heat at distance; and that of fire to naphtha; and that of some herbs to water, though at distance; and divers others, we shall handle. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    Loadstones and touched needles, laid long in quicksilver, have not admitted their attraction. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours.

    Attraction may be performed by impulse, or some other means; I use that word, to signify any force by which bodies tend towards one another. Isaac Newton, Opticks.

    Setting the attraction of my good parts aside, I have no other charms. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Windsor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attractionnoun

    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. Attractionnoun

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

  3. Attractionnoun

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

  4. Attractionnoun

    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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. attraction

    The power of drawing, or the principle by which all bodies mutually tend towards each other; the great agent in nature's wonderful operations.--Attraction of mountains, the deviating influence exercised on the plumb-line by the vicinity of high land. But exerting also a marvellous effect on all floating bodies, for every seaman knows that a ship stands inshore faster than she stands out, the distances being similar.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Robert Earl:

    It’s soaking up the whole experience while you’re there, it’s going to be an attraction in itself.

  2. Peter Brodie:

    One attraction of Latin is that you can immerse yourself in the poems of Horace and Catullus without fretting over how to say, Have a nice day.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    jokes Your wife's anger will cremate you, you will become fertilizer for her houseplants. Loyalty is when a leash with an electric shocker, it is also spinning time. The high of loneliness is when food and masturbation are yin and yang, and TV shows are the golden mean between them. Vagina reception clock for sex, with reverse timing. Menses detonator. Aphorisms The future will be too beautiful a lie, a highly detailed illusion. The body is like a cigarette of fate, most of the body and soul turns into ashes. Philosophy is sleeplessness from illusions. You lose your fear if you start feeling sexual attraction to him. Consciousness is sprayed into atoms, and you return to the light, seeing in everything that you saw nonsense. Chains of meanings of life in different rebirths as a thread of the value of eternity, utopia in the imagination, prosaic sculptures of metaphors, as emerging secrets of the subconscious in the form of insight, utopia of illusory emptiness, Poetry I enjoy your supreme beauty, the unattainable greatness of beauty, my heart is overflowing with libido, peering into your infinitely deep beauty, you are eternal lust, you are from the molecules of seduction, each molecule is a masterpiece, a bottomless fall in love, picturesque beauty, a brilliant masterpiece of aesthetics, a sweet aphrodosiac, to so beautiful that you seem to be a figment of the imagination, you are a collective image of spicy passion, unattainably beautiful, hipper sexy, hipper realistic feeling of love, I have been waiting and will wait for you all my life, tenderness like the tenderness of a violin melody leading to the highest dimension of love, in my heart we are forever we will dance the waltz, my heart of the safe will be only your image and a cassette with memories of you, in your lips I feel the heavenly taste of love, the heat of passion heats all my nerves and cells, the energy of love penetrates into the soul, I love you rekashetno, you are the hottest, the sweetest, obsessive love only intensifies, one second with you is happier than the next, the epic euphoria of ro mantics, the echo of love from the depths of the subconscious, like the singing of a siren, juicy to no limit, there is no end to adoration, you are a masterpiece of my lust, an irresistible attraction in unconscious passion leading to you, I am ready to fight for your heart all my life, love goes into the subconscious , piercing the soul with a ray of love, you are the heart of the universe of love, I look at you with appetite, you can be looked at around the clock. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  4. Trish Fleming:

    Research funding goes on big animals which are iconic and attract people's attention because they are cute and charismatic, it's very hard to make a tourist attraction of a rodent.

  5. Rogers Turrentine:

    There is no mystery, at least not the kind you want. In real life there are no fogbound moors or clues on matchbooks or fifth columnists waiting to be unmasked. it would be nice if here were, because then there would be solutions to things in life, but it doesn't always work that way. Everyone likes a good detective story. I went through my Hammett phase in college. I think the attraction is, in life our mysteries aren't exciting. You know They're just intractable and depressing and enervating. Like, why do we always hurt the ones we love. Where does the money go ...in a detective story, at least the universe makes sense. It was him. He did it. The natural order is disturbed, but the beauty of it is that it's restored again.

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Translations for attraction

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  • جاذبيةArabic
  • привлекателност, привличане, притегляне, атракционBulgarian
  • atraccióCatalan, Valencian
  • přitažlivostCzech
  • Anziehungskraft, Reiz, Anziehung, Liebreiz, AttraktionGerman
  • έλξη, δέλεαρ, πόλος έλξης, θέλγητροGreek
  • atracciónSpanish
  • vetonaula, vetonumero, viehätys, vetovoimatekijä, veto, vetovoima, nähtävyysFinnish
  • attirance, attractionFrench
  • משיכה, אטרקציהHebrew
  • vonzalom, látnivaló, vonzásHungarian
  • attrazione, attrattivaItalian
  • משיכהHebrew
  • 끌어 당김Korean
  • тартуу, жакшынакайлык, татынакайлык, жагымдуулук, өзүнө тарткычтык, татканткыч жем, кызыктыргычтык, аттракцион, сонундук, жылуулук, тартышKyrgyz
  • attractionLatin
  • manawarekaMāori
  • aantrekkingskracht, attractie, trekpleisterDutch
  • atrakcja, przyciąganie, przywiązaniePolish
  • atraçãoPortuguese
  • atragere, atracțieRomanian
  • аттракцион, Привлечение, влечение, привлекательностьRussian
  • atrakcija, privlačnostSlovene
  • tërheqje, atraksion, joshjeAlbanian
  • ఆకర్షణTelugu
  • по́тяг, привабливістьUkrainian

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