Dictionary.com

attraction

[ uh-trak-shuhn ]
/ əˈtræk ʃən /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: attraction / attractions on Thesaurus.com

noun
the act, power, or property of attracting.
attractive quality; magnetic charm; fascination; allurement; enticement: the subtle attraction of her strange personality.
a person or thing that draws, attracts, allures, or entices: The main attraction was the after-dinner speaker.
a characteristic or quality that provides pleasure; attractive feature: The chief attractions of the evening were the good drinks and witty conversation.
Physics. the electric or magnetic force that acts between oppositely charged bodies, tending to draw them together.
an entertainment offered to the public.
QUIZ
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…

Origin of attraction

1375–1425; late Middle English attraccioun (<Anglo-French ) <Medieval Latin attractiōn- (stem of attractiō). See attract, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM attraction

at·trac·tion·al·ly, adverbre·at·trac·tion, nounsu·per·at·trac·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use attraction in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for attraction

attraction
/ (əˈtrækʃən) /

noun
the act, power, or quality of attracting
a person or thing that attracts or is intended to attract
a force by which one object attracts another, such as the gravitational or electrostatic force
a change in the form of one linguistic element caused by the proximity of another element
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK