• Attraction



    Middle English, from Old French attraction, from Latin attractio from past participle of attrahō (= ad + trahō)

    Full definition of attraction



    (usually uncountable; plural attractions)
    1. The tendency to attract.
      The Moon is held in its orbit by the attraction of the Earth's gravity.
    2. The feeling of being attracted.
      • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, Mr. Pratt's Patients Chapter 5, When you're well enough off so's you don't have to fret about anything but your heft or your diseases you begin to get queer, I suppose. And the queerer the cure for those ailings the bigger the attraction. A place like the Right Livers' Rest was bound to draw freaks, same as molasses draws flies.
    3. I felt a strange attraction towards the place.
    4. An event or location that has a tendency to attract visitors.
      The new mall should be a major attraction.
    5. (chess) The sacrifice of pieces in order to expose the enemy king.



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