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. David Phillips:

    Many of these landscapes are very beautiful and people want to go visit them, it's beautiful but it's also potentially deadly -- it's that fatal attraction.

  2. 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.

  3. Patrick Michel:

    These small pieces are ejected but because they follow each other, their mutual attraction is high enough to make them reaccumulate and form a family of aggregate asteroids after a few hours, this is how asteroid families form in the belt.

  4. Tonatiuh Guillen:

    There's ... a government structure of bipolar migration policy, there are factors of attraction and rejection, and we're in the sandwich right now.

  5. Michael Dorris:

    At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.

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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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