Definitions of attraction

  1. the force by which one object attracts another
  2. the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; " her personality held a strange attraction for him"
  3. a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts people
  4. an entertainment that is offered to the public
  5. an entertainer who attracts large audiences; " he was the biggest drawing card they had"
  6. a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; " flowers are an attractor for bees"
  7. 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.
  8. The act or property of attracting; the effect of the power or operation of attraction.
  9. The power or act of alluring, drawing to, inviting, or engaging; an attractive quality; as, the attraction of beauty or eloquence.
  10. That which attracts; an attractive object or feature.
  11. The power or act of drawing to or towards; charm; that which charms.
  12. The tendency of two bodies to approach each other.
  13. Force causing particles to unite.
  14. Act of attracting: the force which draws or tends to draw bodies or their particles to each other: that which attracts.
  15. The act or power of attracting; allurement.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Any structure which apparently draws other things to it, as an attraction cone.

Usage examples for attraction

  1. But Handel did not stay there long; England was a greater attraction, and he arrived in London for the first time in the autumn of 1710. Nothing is known of Handel's early days in London, but it may be safely assumed that he was provided with letters of introduction to persons of influence. – Handel by Edward J. Dent
  2. It has the attraction of buried treasure; the charm of getting something for nothing. – Sketches of the East Africa Campaign by Robert Valentine Dolbey
  3. 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
  4. One wasn't quite sure of her, and that fact had its attraction. – Bird of Paradise by Ada Leverson
  5. The attraction seemed the greater violence, the more irresistible, and the more unknown. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  6. Very few human faces are plainer than the one I now searched for the encouragement of which I stood in such sore need, but also very few faces, handsome or otherwise, have the attraction of so pleasant a smile. – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green
  7. 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
  8. The handsome blue eyes which were certainly his chief attraction in looks, although his other features were sound enough. – The Son of his Father by Ridgwell Cullum
  9. I never can see the attraction!" – The Disturbing Charm by Berta Ruck
  10. There is no power of attraction, in the air that is in the room, to draw in the air that is out of doors, through the crevices; but the air that is out of doors, is so heavy, that it presses in, and crowds the warm and light air up the chimney. – Rollo's Philosophy. [Air] by Jacob Abbott
  11. Jan could not help thinking that for once in his life he appeared to be the centre of attraction. – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
  12. But where's the attraction? – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  13. The yard itself possessed no attraction for Kai Lung. – Kai Lung's Golden Hours by Ernest Bramah Commentator: Hilaire Belloc
  14. " You run off to the Towers, old man," he ordered Peckover, with a wave of the arm, while his eyes never left the object of their attraction. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  15. And there was, of course, too, a certain element of relief in feeling himself no longer completely alone; and there was also, as Frank said later, a curious sense of attraction towards, and pity for, Gertie that held him there. – None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson
  16. That would be deadly, for hate implies as much attraction as love- the attraction of destruction. – What The Left Hand Was Doing by Gordon Randall Garrett
  17. Then they caught the figure of Mark Twain and realized that the game, for the moment, was not the chief attraction. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009
  18. In May, 1873, Theodore Thomas arranged a grand musical festival in New York, of which Rubinstein was the principal attraction. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  19. Next is the inner ring of attraction. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. Oh, if I could live to see Stella the central attraction, so to speak, of such a wedding as that. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins