Definitions of attraction

  1. the force by which one object attracts another Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; "flowers are an attractor for bees" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which attracts; an attractive object or feature. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The power or act of drawing to or towards; charm; that which charms. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Act of attracting: the force which draws or tends to draw bodies or their particles to each other: that which attracts. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. The act or power of attracting; allurement. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The power or act of attracting; the force inherent in bodies and their particles, by which they are drawn towards each other and resist separation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. The act of drawing to; the power that bodies have of coming together and uniting,- attractions take place between bodies-affinities between the particles of a body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Any structure which apparently draws other things to it, as an attraction cone. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

Usage examples for attraction

  1. The latter doctrine is held by a large school of mystics: the acosmistic tendency of the former has had only too much attraction for mystics of another school. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  2. The ship which bore the modern Alexander soon became a natural object of attraction to the whole neighbourhood, and was constantly surrounded by crowds of boats. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton