from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An object that is surrounded by a magnetic field and that has the property, either natural or induced, of attracting iron or steel.
- n. An electromagnet.
- n. A person, a place, an object, or a situation that exerts attraction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
- n. A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The loadstone; a species of iron ore (the ferrosoferric or magnetic ore, Fe3O4) which has the property of attracting iron and some of its ores, and, when freely suspended, of pointing to the poles; -- called also natural magnet.
- n. A bar or mass of steel or iron to which the peculiar properties of the loadstone have been imparted; -- called, in distinction from the loadstone, an artificial magnet.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A body which possesses the property of attracting fragments of iron or steel, and which, when freely suspended, tends, under the action of the earth, to take a certain definite position, pointing approximately north and south.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
- n. (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
Such a magnet, with an armature closely approaching the poles, is called a _closed-circuit magnet_, since the only gap in the iron of the magnetic circuit is that across which the magnet pulls in attracting its armature.
They come out here feeling that they have the advantage of two countries, and wherever their method of living seems the easiest, there the magnet is the strongest.
"This bar is what they call a magnet," said he; "but all the magnetism is in the two ends."
Yet Derman tugs the reader along with limpid writing and curios such as the origin of the word "magnet" (from lodestones found in ancient Magnesia) and the Tetragrammaton (the name of the name of God, the four Hebrew letters usually transliterated as YHWH, or Yahweh).
Aztec Middle College Northwest, which she described as a magnet school, for his senior year.
Though, if the magnet is powerful enough, you might not want to set it on the part of your laptop where the hard drive is (if you use a magnetic-media hard drive), just in case.
So were parents, particularly those of students in magnet schools admitted by audition or lottery in the School Choice program.
Finally, I glued the thin magnet on the bottom of my laptop and the other magnetic piece inside one end of the doorstops.
When the North Pole of one magnet is brought close to the South Pole of another magnet, they attract each other.
Each end of a piece of magnet is referred to as a pole, and the magnetism of each magnet is concentrated in its poles.