- magnesium peroxide,
- magnesium salicylate,
- magnesium silicate,
- magnesium sulfate,
- magnesium trisilicate,
- magnet school,
- magnet steel,
Origin of magnet
Examples from the Web for magnet
Private schools have a way of being a magnet for scandals for the creepy, inappropriate adults who run them.
“New York kind of pulled me here like a magnet,” said Swift.Jon Stewart: Taylor Swift ‘Smart Choice’ For NYC’s Global Welcome Ambassador|Marlow Stern|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anything in your gut sticks to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and gets carried out through a bowel movement.
I felt like I wanted to just immerse myself in all things New York, and the Robert Moses story was like a magnet for me.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gallup, New Mexico, was called “Drunk City, U.S.A” for its reputation as a magnet for drunks.Delhi in Crisis: How Corruption Rotted a Great Capital|William O’Connor|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When the neighbourhood of iron renders the use of the magnet uncertain, a plate or plane table is employed.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure
So he jumped up and ran off into the entry, Nathan following him, to show his father the magnet.Rollo's Experiments|Jacob Abbott
His flattering air of interest drew these confidences from her as irresistibly as a magnet draws steel.The Little Colonel's Knight Comes Riding|Annie Fellows Johnston
The attraction between a magnet and iron is mutual; that is, each attracts the other.Things a Boy Should Know About Electricity|Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
Moreover, the sight of a familiar blue hat and blue-and-white dress down the platform drew Bunny like a magnet.The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk
Word Origin for magnet
mid-15c. (earlier magnes, late 14c.), from Old French magnete "magnetite, magnet, lodestone," and directly from Latin magnetum (nominative magnes) "lodestone," from Greek ho Magnes lithos "the Magnesian stone," from Magnesia, region in Thessaly where magnetized ore was obtained. Figurative use from 1650s. It has spread from Latin to most Western European languages (cf. German and Danish magnet, Dutch magneet, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese magnete), but it was superseded in French by aimant. Also cf. magnesia. Chick magnet attested from 1989.
An object that attracts iron and some other materials. Magnets are said to generate a magnetic field around themselves. Every magnet has two poles, called the north and south poles. Magnetic poles exert forces on each other in such a way that like poles repel and unlike poles attract each other. A compass is a small magnet that is affected by the magnetic field of the Earth in such a way that it points to a magnetic pole of the Earth. (See magnetic field and magnetism.)