What does fascination mean?

Definitions for fascination
ˌfæs əˈneɪ ʃənfas·ci·na·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fascination, captivationnoun

    the state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)

  2. captivation, enchantment, enthrallment, fascinationnoun

    a feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

  3. fascinationnoun

    the capacity to attract intense interest

    "he held the children spellbound with magic tricks and other fascinations"


  1. fascinationnoun

    The act of fascinating, bewitching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence.

  2. fascinationnoun

    The state or condition of being fascinated.

  3. fascinationnoun

    That which fascinates; a charm; a spell.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fascinationnoun

    The power or act of bewitching; enchantment; unseen inexplicable influence.

    Etymology: from fascinate.

    He had such a crafty and bewitching fashion, both to move pity and to induce belief, as was like a kind of fascination and enchantment to those that saw him or heard him. Francis Bacon.

    The Turks hang old rags, or such like ugly things, upon their fairest horses, and other goodly creatures, to secure them against fascination. Edmund Waller.

    There is a certain bewitchery or fascination in words, which makes them operate with a force beyond what we can naturally give an account of. Robert South, Sermons.


  1. Fascination

    Fascination is the first single released by Danish pop group Alphabeat. It was first released in Denmark on 6 June 2006, followed by a worldwide release on 16 May 2008. The song reached number 6 on the UK Singles Chart. It was used as the music for a Coca-Cola advert. In Turkey, the song was used in an advertising campaign for Coca-Cola Zero, in Germany and Belgium for Coca-Cola Light. The Bimbo Jones Mix of the song was played in American Eagle Stores in the United States. It is also a playable song in the video game Band Hero and is available to play in the video game Rock Band 2 via downloadable content. The song was also sung by all remaining contestants from series 6 of the British singing contest The X Factor, in week 3 of the live results shows. In 2010, Alphabeat performed the song on the Danish version of the show.


  1. fascination

    Fascination is an intense interest, attraction or captivation towards someone or something. It usually refers to a state of being greatly intrigued or enchanted by the allure of a particular subject or person, often to the point of obsession or preoccupation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fascinationnoun

    the act of fascinating, bewhiching, or enchanting; enchantment; witchcraft; the exercise of a powerful or irresistible influence on the affections or passions; unseen, inexplicable influence

  2. Fascinationnoun

    the state or condition of being fascinated

  3. Fascinationnoun

    that which fascinates; a charm; a spell

  4. Etymology: [L. fascinatio; cf. F. fascination.]


  1. Fascination

    "Fascination" is the tenth episode of season three of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, the 56th episode overall.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Fascination

    the power, originally ascribed to serpents, of spell-binding by the eye.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fascination in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fascination in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of fascination in a Sentence

  1. John Greenewald:

    People have this fascination when it comes to UFOs, we can have our speculation that it’s top secret, but we simply don’t know.

  2. Andrew Winch:

    The client once again wanted a yacht that was Art Deco in theme, but with this yacht, he wanted to have New York City as the influence, the client works in real estate and has a real fascination with New York’s skyscrapers.

  3. Marguerite Duras:

    The thing that's between us is fascination, and the fascination resides in our being alike. Whether you're a man or a woman, the fascination resides in finding out that we're alike.

  4. John Burrison:

    I think 'Murder Kroger' also reflects a fascination with crime and violence (as evidenced by the number of 'cop shows' on commercial TV, and in folklore, the large number of American murder ballads). I wouldn't call that fascination uniquely American, but ours is certainly a violent country compared with many others.

  5. Silvano Vinceti:

    We have used all the paintings in which Leonardo used Salai as a model and compared them to the 'Mona Lisa' and certain details correspond perfectly; so he used two models and added creative details which came from his own imagination, i believe that this goes with a long-time fascination of Leonardo's, that is, the subject of androgyny. In other words, for Leonardo, the perfect person was a combination of a man and a woman.

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