A village that is a magnet for tourists.
An example of a magnet is a light that attracts moths at night.
An example of a magnet is a set of plastic letters with iron backs that cling to the side of a refrigerator.
Other Word Forms
Origin of magnet
- Middle English from Old French magnete from Latin magnēs magnēt- from Greek Magnēs (lithos) Magnesian (stone), magnet after Magnēsiā , a region of Thessaly or Magnēsiā , a city in ancient Lydia
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Partially from μᾰ́γνητ- (magnÄ“t-), the stem of the Ancient Greek μᾰ́γνης (magnÄ“s, “magnet"), and partially a combining form of the English magnet.