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

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

  2. attraction(Noun)

    The feeling of being attracted

    I felt a strange attraction towards the place

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

  3. attraction(Noun)

    An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors

    The new mall should be a major attraction

    Etymology: 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.

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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  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. Judith Crist:

    What censorship accomplishes, creating an unreal and hypocritical mythology, fomenting an attraction for forbidden fruit, inhibiting the creative minds among us and fostering an illicit trade. Above all, it curtails the right of the individual, be he creator or consumer, to satisfy his intellect and his interest without harm. In our law-rooted society, we are not the keeper of our brother’s morals -- only of his rights.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A man who is closer to wisdom is farther from the attraction of woman as seen and known through the history in every generation.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Beauty is in your eyes, how you see Sex is, in your feelings, how you feel Ingredient of Love is beauty and sex; Attraction is the main switch of life

  4. Peter Fleet:

    We continue to see negative industry pricing in China, we are not pricing our way to growth but relying on the strength of market demand for our product line-up and the attraction of our Ford and Lincoln brands to customers in China.

  5. John McDonald:

    We know that Columbine continues to attract people from around the world, we're not a place to come visit if you're not a student. If you don't have business there. We're not a tourist attraction and we're not a place for you to come and gain inspiration.

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  • 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
  • משיכהHebrew
  • 끌어 당김Korean
  • тартыш, жылуулук, сонундук, аттракцион, кызыктыргычтык, жагымдуулук, өзүнө тарткычтык, татынакайлык, тартуу, жакшынакайлык, татканткыч жемKyrgyz
  • attractionLatin
  • 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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    be contingent upon (something that is elided)
    • A. depend
    • B. condemn
    • C. jeopardize
    • D. conform

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