the act, power, or property of .
quality; magnetic charm; fascination; allurement; enticement:
the subtle attraction of her strange personality.
a person or thing that draws, , allures, or entices:
The main attraction was the after-dinner speaker.
a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure; feature:
The chief attractions of the evening were the good drinks and witty conversation.
Physics. the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.
an entertainment offered to the public.
The final demographic coup for the Sunbelt lies in its attraction for families.
Forget What the Pundits Tell You, Coastal Cities are Old News – it’s the Sunbelt that’s Booming Joel Kotkin February 28, 2014
While Larry, on the other hand, was not especially attracted to Andie, he was fully supportive of Rachel exploring her attraction.
Threesome Marriages Abby Ellin May 6, 2009
I ask them if they are trying to sell this as an attraction.
True Life: I’m a Part-Time Ghost Hunter Christine Pelisek September 14, 2013
There was always some attraction to death, his designs were sometimes dehumanized.
Alexander McQueen’s Demons Jacob Bernstein February 15, 2010
Clearly the attraction was the nine-year-old girl in her one-piece.
A Nation of Onlookers: India’s Violence Against Women and America’s Guns Dilip D’Souza December 21, 2012
Let us go straight to the attraction, and not be acting contrary to the laws of nature.
The Funny Philosophers George Yellott
You will be the only attraction at this performance, and I have only you to count on for the receipts.
My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
Now, after a few days’ absence, he found a flourishing village, and one by no means devoid of interest and attraction.
Red Hunters And the Animal People Charles A. Eastman
The weight of a load depends upon the attraction of the earth.
Pax Vobiscum Henry Drummond
By making two small sewing-needle magnets, you can easily study the laws of attraction and repulsion.
Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
the act, power, or quality of attracting
a person or thing that attracts or is intended to attract
a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force
a change in the form of one linguistic element caused by the proximity of another element
late 14c., from French attraction, from Latin attractionem (nominative attractio) “a drawing together,” noun of action from past participle stem of attrahere (see attract). Originally a medical word, “absorption by the body;” meaning “action of drawing to” is from 1540s (again medical); extended to magnetic, then figuratively to personal (c.1600) qualities. Meaning “a thing which draws a crowd, interesting or amusing exhibition” is from 1829, a sense that developed in English and soon transferred to the French equivalent of the word.
attraction at·trac·tion (ə-trāk’shən)
A force acting mutually between particles of matter to draw them together and to resist their separation.
- Attraction sphere
noun another name for astrosphere (sense 2) attraction sphere n. See astrosphere.
providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality. arousing interest or engaging one’s thought, consideration, etc.: an attractive idea; an attractive price. having the quality of . Contemporary Examples “I think he’s attractive, an interesting guy,” she said about him in April. World Cup Primer Joshua Robinson June […]
- Attractive nuisance
Law. a doctrine of tort law under which a person who creates or permits to exist on his or her land a dangerous condition attractive to children, as an unfenced swimming pool, is liable for their resulting injuries, even though the injured are trespassers. a hazardous condition or object to which this doctrine is applicable.
providing pleasure or delight, especially in appearance or manner; pleasing; charming; alluring: an attractive personality. arousing interest or engaging one’s thought, consideration, etc.: an attractive idea; an attractive price. having the quality of . Contemporary Examples I know, for example, that there’s an internal Ethiopian hierarchy of attractiveness related to skin tone. Israel’s Ethiopian Beauty […]