Definition of attraction
1a : the act, process, or power of attractingb : personal charm
2 : the action or power of drawing forth a response : an attractive quality
3 : a force acting mutually between particles of matter, tending to draw them together, and resisting their separation
Examples of attraction in a Sentence
The waterfall continues to be the main attraction at the park.
The town's big attraction for movie lovers is the annual film festival.
She is the star attraction of the show.
There's a strong sexual attraction between them.
His attraction to her grew over the course of their time together.
A good relationship is based on more than just physical attraction.
I understand the attraction of skydiving, but I could never do it.
What are the attractions of owning your own business?
Recent Examples of attraction from the Web
Iceland has long been a popular astrotourism attraction thanks to clear views of the northern lights over mountaintops and glaciers.
In October, church leaders updated a website created in 2012 to let members know that that attraction to people of the same sex is not a sin or a measure of their faithfulness and may never go away.
A registration booth will be set up directly outside the attraction site.
The show, which premiered in 2008, turned the bakery into a popular tourist attraction.
This was an innocent attraction while his father was bouncing multiple times between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians over the past three seasons.
Our restaurants employ many of the 30,000 local residents working in our region's restaurants, hotels, events, festivals, and attractions.
The top-ranked horse in the world won’t be the only attraction on the first Saturday of Del Mar’s summer race meeting.
Children’s Summer Reading: every school-age child, kindergarten through fifth grade will receive an official Super Reader backpack and passes to local attractions.
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First Known Use of attraction
Synonym Discussion of attraction
ATTRACTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of attraction for English Language Learners
: something interesting or enjoyable that people want to visit, see, or do
: a performer who people want to see
: a feeling that makes someone romantically or sexually interested in another person
ATTRACTION Defined for Kids
Definition of attraction for Students
1 : a feeling of interest in something or someone a romantic attraction
2 : the act or power of drawing toward something magnetic attraction
3 : something that interests or pleases tourist attractions
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