What does attraction mean?

Definitions for attraction
əˈtræk ʃənat·trac·tion

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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"


  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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  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. Dorothy James:

    I think the main attraction isn't the horror, it's the puzzle, (It's) the bringing of order out of disorder.

  2. Andrew Cuomo:

    We can't open an attraction that might bring many people from outside the region and then overwhelm people in that region, you have a lot of pent-up demand. We have seen this before, where -- when we're not coordinated -- we have New York people going to Connecticut because Connecticut has parks or water slide access that's open.

  3. Mila Kunis:

    He was huge because you couldn’t walk down the street with him, he always had this weird (attraction) ... fans just screamed — they didn’t know how to react. It wasn’t like a normal response to a celebrity. The fans responded in a very abnormal way to him.

  4. Narongsak Osottanakorn:

    An interactive data base will be set up it will become another major attraction for Thailand.

  5. Kevin Rafferty:

    This is one of the boldest … most impossible things I’ve ever worked on in almost 40 years of being an Imagineer, and you know what? That’s what I love about it. Well, that, and Mickey. This is not going to be a small attraction, it’s going to be game-changing.

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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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