from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or capability of attracting.
- n. The quality of attracting; charm.
- n. A feature or characteristic that attracts.
- n. A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract: The main attraction was a Charlie Chaplin film.
- n. The electric or magnetic force exerted by oppositely charged particles, tending to draw or hold the particles together.
- n. The gravitational force exerted by one body on another.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The tendency to attract
- n. The feeling of being attracted
- n. An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
- n. The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction.
- n. The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality.
- n. That which attracts; an attractive object or feature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, power, or property of attracting.
- n. That which attracts feeling or desire; a charm; an allurement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an entertainment that is offered to the public
- n. the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts
- n. a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
- n. the force by which one object attracts another
- n. an entertainer who attracts large audiences
Middle English, from Old French attraction, from Latin attractio from past participle of attrahō (= ad + trahō) (Wiktionary)