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Definitions of magnet

  1. a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
  2. ( physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a magnetic field
  3. a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts; " flowers are an attractor for bees"
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. The loadstone; a variety of ore having the property of attracting iron; a steel bar having the power to attract iron artificially given to it; a person or thing that attracts.
  7. Lodestone, magnetite, native magnetic oxide of iron, a body which has the property of attracting particles of iron and which has magnetic polarity, i. e. when freely suspended, it tends to assume a definite direction between the magnetic poles of the earth. This is a natural magnet; an artificial magnet is a bar or horseshoe- shaped piece of iron which has been made magnetic by contact with another magnet.
  8. The lodestone, an iron ore which attracts iron, and, when freely suspended, points to the poles: a bar or piece of steel to which the properties of the lodestone have been imparted.
  9. The lodestone; piece of iron or steel having the properties of the lodestone, viz.; attracting iron and pointing to the poles.
  10. A body capable of attracting to itself iron and steel.
  11. The loadstone; a steel bar to which the properties of the loadstone have been imparted.
  12. The loadstone, which has the property of attracting iron, and of pointing to the poles when freely suspended; a bar of steel, to which the properties of the loadstone are imparted by contact; any piece of iron rendered powerfully attractive by a galvanic current; any powerful attraction.
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Quotes of magnet

  1. The unthankful heart... discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! – Henry Ward Beecher
  2. Amnesty is the magnet Other magnets that you mentioned are anchor babies who get benefits in this country and employer deductions for employees, even if they are here illegally, which Mr. King is addressing. – Virgil Goode
  3. It pulled me like a magnet jazz did, because it was a way that I could express myself. – Herbie Hancock
  4. Iron which is brought near a spiral of copper wire, traversed by an electrical current, becomes magnetic, and then attracts other pieces of iron, or a suitably placed steel magnet – Hermann von Helmholtz
  5. I kind of have a happy magnet I can't stand being depressed, so I work my ass off to get out of it as soon as possible. – Sarah McLachlan
  6. Beauty attracts us men; but if, like an armed magnet it is pointed, beside, with gold and silver, it attracts with tenfold power. – Jean Paul
  7. There is no question that Iraq is one of the main problems. You'd have to be blind not to see what a magnet and generating force it's become for terrorist groups. – Otto Schily
  8. Memory is a magnet It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract. – Jessamyn West
  9. There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda
  10. We studied the light source in the direction of the magnetic force, we perforated the poles of the magnet but even in the direction of the magnetic lines of force we found that our result was confirmed. – Pieter Zeeman

Usage examples for magnet

  1. " All things," he is recorded as saying, " have a soul in them, in virtue of which they move other things, and are themselves moved, even as the magnet by virtue of its life or soul, moves the iron." – A Short History of Greek Philosophy by John Marshall
  2. I'll use the magnet called Morey. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  3. How can the soul the magnet charm withstand, When chance brings look to look, and hand to hand! – The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P. by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  4. The attraction of your bar to his appetite is like that of the magnet to the needle. – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  5. It makes no difference how many similar books may be placed within range of the dead thing afterward, nor how many good reasons there may be for the dead thing's being attracted to them, the poise of the magnet toward a book, which is the sole secret of any power that a book can have, is trained and disciplined out of it. – The Lost Art of Reading by Gerald Stanley Lee
  6. The horizontal force magnet was set in motion two and a half minutes before the others, no doubt by the advance tremors. – A Study of Recent Earthquakes by Charles Davison
  7. Oliver's eyes were filled with her as her strong, sinewy figure followed every unexpected movement of the plunging mare as if a magnet held her in the saddle. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  8. Once- he cannot forget it- he met her on the stairs, and she attracted him like a magnet – Stories and Pictures by Isaac Loeb Peretz
  9. He turned his magnet and his heat against it. – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  10. It had given him an impulse for pursuit, as if, like a magnet it was fairly dragging him. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  11. A screen was placed between the two, and the hysterical woman was then put under the influence of a strong magnet – Aylwin by Theodore Watts-Dunton
  12. The Roman steel was at least as much a magnet as a sword. – A Short History of England by G. K. Chesterton
  13. There must have been some secret magnet which attracted these young girls toward each other, for in a few moments they were arm in arm, talking familiarly upon different topics as though they had been acquainted a lifetime. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  14. And, since he now was the principal attraction, a sort of magnet that drew the train of younger folk into his neighbourhood, the Pension emptied, and the English family, deprived of their leader, went over to the Den. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  15. An Italian in England, describing a visit to the philosopher Roger Bacon in 1258, writes as follows: Among other things he showed me an ugly black stone called a magnet – A History of Sea Power by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
  16. These two men, so different in character and temperament, were instantly drawn together by that magnet the moral sentiment. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  17. There was a snap, as the temporary switch was closed, and the current surged into the big magnet on the keel. – The Black Star Passes by John W Campbell
  18. The revelation of the Lord over the Ark of the Covenant was the magnet which constantly drew them to Jerusalem. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions. Vol. 2 by Ernst Hengstenberg
  19. The power of the natural magnet was known at a very early age in the history of man. – Electricity and Magnetism Nature's Miracles, Vol. III. by Elisha Gray
  20. Was that what had drawn her over all obstacles, away from the established joys and comforts, drawn her like a magnet to such a desperate course? – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner