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

  • adj.
  • 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


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Middle English, from Old French attraction, from Latin attractio from past participle of attrahō (= ad + trahō)



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