American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act, power, or property of attracting. Specifically— In physical, the force through which particles of matter are attracted or drawn toward one another; a component acceleration of particles toward one another, according to their distance. Such attraction is a mutual action which in some form all bodies, whether at rest or in motion, exert upon one another. The attractive force with which the atoms of different bodies in certain cases tend to unite, so as to form a new body or bodies, is called chemical affinity; that which binds together the molecules of the same body is called cohesion; those of different bodies, adhesion. Connected with the last-named forces is capillary attraction, by which liquids tend to rise in fine tubes or small interstices of porous bodies. In all the cases mentioned the forces act only through very small distances. When bodies tend to come together from sensible distances, the acceleration being inversely as the square of the distance, and the force proportional to the mass, the attraction is called
gravitation, as when the earth attracts and is attracted by a falling body, or attracts and is attracted by the moon, etc.; or magnetism, as when exerted between the unlike poles of a magnet; or electricity, as when dissimilarly electrified bodies attract one another. See capillary, chemical, cohesion, electricity, gravitation, magnetism. The power or act of alluring, winning, or engaging; allurement; enticement: as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence.
- n. That which attracts feeling or desire; a charm; an allurement.
- n. The tendency to attract
- n. The feeling of being attracted
- n. An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physics) 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.
- 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)
“Massey's main attraction is its huge reserves of high-quality metallurgical coal, which is used to make steel and is in great demand in China and India.”
“The main attraction is the potential for showers and storms with strong winds, both this morning and maybe again during the late afternoon into evening.”
“But when the sun sets, the main attraction is the thrilling La Ronde amusement park.”
“Daeg Faerch, the child actor that plays our main attraction, is nothing special, and honestly … very hard to look at.”
“It is also another way to gain attraction from the public.”
“Mise-en-scene aside, the film's main attraction is its stars.”
“Its main attraction is that it is usually nice and quite until about 7pm.”
“But the main attraction is a silver mold of Nazarbayev's palm print.”
“The story's main attraction is that the characters set about to solve a series of increasingly difficult puzzles as they travel from room to room inside of a huge alien tower of unknown origin that is affectingly named the Blood Spire.”
“The story's main attraction is that the characters set about to solve a series of increasingly difficult puzzles as they travel from room to room inside of a huge alien tower of unknown origin that is affectionately named the Blood Spire.”
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