Definitions of magnetic

  1. ( physics) having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; " an attractive force"; " the knife hung on a magnetic board"
  2. determined by earth's magnetic fields; " magnetic north"; " the needle of a magnetic compass points to the magnetic north pole"
  3. having the properties of a magnet; the ability to draw or pull; " an attractive force"; " the knife hung on a magnetic board"
  4. Alt. of Magnetical
  5. A magnet.
  6. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, etc., which may receive, by any means, the properties of the loadstone, and which then, when suspended, fixes itself in the direction of a magnetic meridian.
  7. Pertaining to, exhibiting, or produced by, the magnet, or its power of attraction; hence, having the power to attract; as, a magnetic personality; magnetic needle, a slim bar of steel, charged with the forces of attraction, which, swinging in a compass, indicates the earth's force of attraction, and hence, approximately, the north and south line.
  8. Magnetically.
  9. Pertaining to, or having the properties of, the magnet; attractive.
  10. Pertaining to the magnet or magnetism; having the properties of the magnet; attractive. Magnetic battery, a combination of magnets with their poles similarly disposed. Magnetic equator, the line round the globe where the needle has no dip. Magnetic fluid, a fluid assumed to account for magnetism. Magnetic induction, power in a magnet of imparting its qualities to certain other substances. Magnetic meridian, the direction indicated by a freely suspended needle. Magnetic pole, the pole where the needle dips vertically.
  11. Any metal, as iron, nickel, cobalt, & c., which may receive the properties of the loadstone.

Usage examples for magnetic

  1. The cry was indeed pleading and magnetic. – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  2. He got silence again by the magnetic strength he had in him. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  3. But directly and indirectly, that lack of response to magnetic forces was the reason for St. Simon's crawling around on the surface of that asteroid. – Anchorite by Randall Garrett
  4. His eyes twinkled like diamonds, and the magnetic light of his hair was turned on full. – Miss Mehetabel's Son by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  5. This mountain was highly magnetic. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  6. She believed that she could feel the magnetic thrill in it, even if she were blind and deaf, and could hear or see nothing of the excitement. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  7. He was taught by them the magnetic power of sympathy, and that he who in the depths of his heart feels for his fellow- creatures, can help them. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  8. They are so many magnetic centres which attract nearly all the free capital of the country and then employ it as they think fit. – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  9. I have learned more profoundly than any man before me, everything respecting the earth: its figure, heights, temperature; its atmosphere in all its changes; the appearance of its magnetic strength; its productions, especially of the vegetable world; all in every part whither my boots would carry me. – Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert von Chamisso
  10. As he proceeded with the service in tones that were deep and magnetic, the sense of unwonted solemnity increased. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  11. Once father said: Well, the man's certainly magnetic- but he seems a decent kind of fellow. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  12. I quite admit he may be merciless, but he is magnetic too. – The Keeper of the Door by Ethel M. Dell
  13. He stood up beside her and smoothed her hair with his soft, magnetic hand. – The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin
  14. You must be highly magnetic. – Austin and His Friends by Frederic H. Balfour
  15. Paramount, of course, was the vision or dream- which would seem to have been induced by some magnetic property possessed and exerted by Weir. – What Dreams May Come by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  16. I suppose I only fully realized that my youth, my beauty, my magnetic charm, had gone when men ceased to make violent love to me. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  17. Florence Bagster had accepted the situation with enthusiasm, writing that she longed to be again with her former mistress; she did not write that the mysterious and magnetic name of Brighton called her more loudly than the name of her former mistress. – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  18. These cannot resist the drag of the magnetic pole, any more than you and I who have souls and are feeling folk! – Seeds of Pine by Janey Canuck
  19. She must be heard, if one would know the secret of her power- subtle, magnetic, impossible of transfer to books. – Memories and Anecdotes by Kate Sanborn
  20. In the third, the magnetic needle was discovered, the written characters improved, civilized life advanced, and a great revolt suppressed. – A Manual of the Antiquity of Man by J. P. MacLean