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magnet Explained

magnet at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


magnet at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1440 (earlier magnes, 1398), from L. magnetum (nom. magnes) "lodestone," from Gk. ho Magnes lithos "the Magnesian stone," from Magnesia, region in Thessaly where magnetized ore was obtained. Spread from L. to most W. European languages (cf. Ger., Dan. magnet, Du. magneet, It., Sp., Port. magnete), but superseded in Fr. by aimant. Magnetism "personal charm" is from 1655; in the hypnotic sense it is from Mesmer (see mesmerize). ///

magnet at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Old French; Origin: magnete, from Latin magnes, from Greek magnes (lithos) '(stone) of Magnesia', ancient city in Turkey]//
1 a piece of iron or steel that can stick to metal or make other metal objects move towards itself:
2 something or someone that attracts many people or things: magnet for// --The region has become a magnet for small businesses.// attract/draw sb/sth like a magnet // --She drew men to her like a magnet.//

magnet at German => English Of Explained:

lodestone, magnet

magnet at German => English Of Explained:


magnet at German => English Of Explained:

lodestone, magnet

magnet at Swedish => English Of Explained:


magnet at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any material capable of attracting iron and producing a magnetic field outside itself. By the end of the 19th cent., all known elements and many compounds had been tested for magnetism, and all were found to have some magnetic property. However, only three elements--iron, nickel, and cobalt--exhibit ferromagnetism. See also compass, electromagnet.

MAGNET at English => English (devils) Of Explained:

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magnet at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "magnet":
ambition, artificial magnet, bar magnet, catch,
center of attraction, center of consciousness, center of interest,
cynosure, dearest wish, desideration, desideratum, desire,
electromagnetic lifting magnet, field magnet, focal point, focus,
focus of attention, forbidden fruit, glimmering goal,
golden vision, hope, horseshoe magnet, lodestar, lodestone,
magnetic needle, magnetite, paramagnet, plum, point of convergence,
polestar, prime focus, prize, solenoid, temptation, trophy, wish

magnet at Croatian => English Of Explained:

lodestone, magnet, magnetic carrier

magnet at Danish => English Of Explained:


Magnet at German => English Of Explained:

Magnet [magneːt]nsm
lodestone, magnet

magnet at Swedish => English Of Explained:


magnet at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Attraction): attraction, attractiveness, seduction, pull, magnetism, magnetic attraction, gravity, lodestone, magnet

[ADJ] (Attraction): attracting, attractive, centripetal, seductive, magnetic, gravitational.

magnet at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


1 a piece of iron that attracts objects made of iron towards it, either naturally or because of an electric current that is passed through it

2 [usually sing.] ~ (for sb/sth) a person, place or thing that sb/sth is attracted to:
In the 1980s the area became a magnet for new investment.

3 an object with a magnetic surface that you can stick onto a metal surface:
fridge magnets of your favourite cartoon characters

Magnet at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Magnet \Mag"net\, n. [OE. magnete, OF. magnete, L. magnes,
-etis, Gr. ? ? a magnet, metal that looked like silver,
prop., Magnesian stone, fr. Gr. ?, a country in Thessaly. Cf.
{Magnesia}, {Manganese}.]
1. 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}.

Dinocrates began to make the arched roof of the
temple of Arsino["e] all of magnet, or this
loadstone. --Holland.

Two magnets, heaven and earth, allure to bliss, The
larger loadstone that, the nearer this. --Dryden.

2. (Physics) 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}.

Note: An artificial magnet, produced by the action of a
voltaic or electrical battery, is called an

{Field magnet} (Physics & Elec.), a magnet used for producing
and maintaining a magnetic field; -- used especially of
the stationary or exciting magnet of a dynamo or
electromotor in distinction from that of the moving
portion or armature.

magnet at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: (physics) a device that attracts iron and produces a
magnetic field
2: a characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts;
"flowers are an attractor for bees" [syn: {attraction}, {attractor},
{attracter}, {attractive feature}]

magnet at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » magnet-|Magnet



From the Greek μαγνήτης λίθος (magnítis líthos), magnesian stone.
Category: File - :Ceramic magnets.jpg|thumb|A stack of ferrite magnets


Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
    1. Inter: context » informal|figuratively|preceded by a noun A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.
    2. : He always had a girl on his arm - hes a bit of a babe-magnet.''
    3. 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma, National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
    4. : ...I wanted to show Nick the largest of the water holes, Rigueik, that act as magnets to life in the dry season.

      Derived terms

      Inter: rel-top » Terms derived from "magnet"

  • babe magnet
  • bar magnet
  • electromagnet
  • ferromagnet
  • fridge magnet
  • magnetarium
  • magnetic

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • magnetise, magnetize
    • magnetism
    • magnet school
    • man magnet
    • permanent magnet

    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Related terms

    * magnetic
  • magnetism
  • magnetite
  • Magnesia


    Inter: trans-top » piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism
  • Akkadian: Inter: tø » akk|abnu ṣābittu|sc=Xsux
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|մագնիս|tr=magnis
  • Basque: Inter: t- » eu|iman|sc=Beng
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|অয়স্কান্ত|tr=aẏaskānta|sc=Beng
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|imant|m
  • Chinese: 磁鐵, 磁铁
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|magnet|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|magneet|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|magneto
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|magneetti
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|aimant|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Magnet|m
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μαγνήτης|m|tr=magnítis
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|מגנט|m
  • Hindi: Inter: t- » hi|चुंबक|tr=cumbak|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|mágnes
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|segull|m
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|maighnéad|m
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|magnete|m, Inter: t- » it|calamita|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|磁石 (じしゃく, jishaku)
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|자석|tr=jaseog|sc=Kore

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Kurdish:
    • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » مه‌قناتیس
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|besi semberani, Inter: t- » ms|magnet
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|autō
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|magnet|m
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|magnes|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ímã|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|magnet|m
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|магнит|m|tr=magnít
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|magnait|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|imán|m
    • Swahili: Inter: t- » sw|sumaku (noun 9)
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|magnet|c
    • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|batubalani, Inter: t- » tl|gayuma
    • Tamil: Inter: t+ » ta|காந்தம்|tr=kāntam|sc=Taml
    • Telugu: అయస్కాంతము (ayaskaamtamu), Inter: t+ » te|అయస్కాంతం|tr=ayaskāntaṁ|sc=Telu
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|mıknatıs
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t- » uk|магніт|m|tr=mahnit|sc=Cyrl
    • Urdu: مقناطیس (maqnatees) {{m}}
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|nam châm|sc=Thai

    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * Category: w - :magnet|Wikipedia article on magnets
  • Category: w - :magnetism|Wikipedia article on magnetism

  • Czech


    Inter: cs-noun » g=m
  • magnet

    Related terms

    * magnetický
    • magnetismus



    Inter: sv-noun » g=c
  • a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)


    Inter: sv-noun-reg-e » r

    Related terms

    * magnetisera
    • magnetisk
    • magnetisör

    Translation: cs » magnet
    Translation: de » magnet
    Translation: et » magnet
    Translation: eo » magnet
    Translation: fa » magnet
    Translation: fr » magnet
    Translation: ko » magnet
    Translation: io » magnet
    Translation: id » magnet
    Translation: it » magnet
    Translation: kn » magnet
    Translation: ku » magnet
    Translation: lo » magnet
    Translation: hu » magnet
    Translation: mg » magnet
    Translation: ml » magnet
    Translation: my » magnet
    Translation: pl » magnet
    Translation: ro » magnet
    Translation: ru » magnet
    Category: simple:magnet -
    Translation: sl » magnet
    Translation: fi » magnet
    Translation: sv » magnet
    Translation: ta » magnet
    Translation: te » magnet
    Translation: tr » magnet
    Translation: vi » magnet
    Translation: vo » magnet
    Translation: zh » magnet

  • Magnet at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » magnet|magnet-



    * Inter: IPA » /maɡˈneːt/|lang=de


    Inter: de-noun » m|Magnetes|Magnete|gen2=Magnets|pl2=Magneten
  • magnet

    Derived terms

    * Inter: l » de|magnetisch

  • Translation: de » Magnet
    Translation: el » Magnet
    Translation: fr » Magnet
    Translation: ko » Magnet
    Translation: io » Magnet
    Translation: lo » Magnet
    Translation: hu » Magnet
    Translation: mg » Magnet
    Translation: pl » Magnet
    Translation: ru » Magnet
    Translation: sl » Magnet
    Translation: fi » Magnet
    Translation: tl » Magnet
    Translation: zh » Magnet