Definition of 'magnet'
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Her father ran a newsagent and sold toys and fridge magnets on the streets with her mother. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's just a fridge magnet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When you want something'It's like a magnet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He is best known for being a complete babe magnet. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Which makes me feel like a punter magnet rather than an object of terror. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You can cut it out and fix it to the fridge with a magnet if you like. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Their bodies were like magnets to each other. The Glasgow Girls (1994)The earth behaves like a vast magnet. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Spend your collected rings on stuff like magnets and shields. The Sun (2012)Sundance has become a magnet for the wealthy and is one of the highlights of the social calendar. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We seem to be drawn like magnets to one another and we've slept together twice more. The Sun (2006)You gave that person a fridge magnet - why? Times, Sunday Times (2007)With the space it saves, it can do more fridge magnets. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Thereafter, he seemed to become a magnet for bad news. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We were checking out his fridge magnets through the window when the angry colonel arrived and the soldiers were taken off to jail. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But why is it that our seaside towns have become a magnet for youngsters who seem to have no beds to go to? The Sun (2008) Another kind of magnet, the permanent magnet, requires no current. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)Then the criminals use a magnet strip card writer - also bought on the internet - to clone your cards. The Sun (2006)It must be a babe magnet, I say. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I'm told you're a babe magnet. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'magnet'
British English: magnet /ˈmæɡnɪt/ NOUN
A magnet is a piece of iron which attracts iron or steel towards it.
The children used a magnet to find objects made of iron.
- American English: magnet
- Arabic: مَغْنَطِيسٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: ímã
- Chinese: 磁铁
- Croatian: magnet
- Czech: magnet
- Danish: magnet
- Dutch: magneet
- European Spanish: imán
- Finnish: magneetti
- French: aimant
- German: Magnet
- Greek: μαγνήτης
- Italian: calamita
- Japanese: 磁石
- Korean: 자석
- Norwegian: magnet
- Polish: magnes
- European Portuguese: íman
- Romanian: magnet
- Russian: магнит
- Spanish: imán
- Swedish: magnet
- Thai: แม่เหล็ก
- Turkish: mıknatıs
- Ukrainian: магніт
- Vietnamese: nam châm
Definition of magnet from the Collins English Dictionary
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