magnet

magnet

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English

Etymology

From Middle English magnete, via Old French magnete, Latin magnetum (lodestone), from Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις [λίθος] (magnêtis [líthos], Magnesian [stone]), either after the Lydian city Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern-day Manisa, Turkey), or after the Greek region of Μαγνησία (Magnēsía) (whence came the colonist who founded the city in Lydia).

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæɡnət/
  • Homophone: magnate (one pronunciation)

Noun

magnet (plural magnets)

  1. A piece of material that attracts some metals by magnetism.
  2. (informal, figuratively, preceded by a noun) A person or thing that attracts what is denoted by the preceding noun.
    • 2007, J. Michael Fay, Ivory Wars: Last Stand in Zakouma, National Geographic (March 2007), 47,
      [] I wanted to show Nick the largest of the water holes, Rigueik, that act as magnets to life in the dry season.

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See also

  • Wikipedia article on magnets
  • Wikipedia article on magnetism

Anagrams

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Etymology

From English magnet, from Old French magnete, Latin magnetum "lodestone" from Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις [λίθος] (magnêtis [líthos], Magnesian [stone]), either after the Lydian city Magnesia ad Sipylum (modern-day Manisa, Turkey), or after the Greek region of Μαγνησία (Magnēsía) (whence came the colonist who founded the city in Lydia).

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: mag‧net

Noun

magnet

  1. a magnet

Czech

Etymology

Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις (magnêtis)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈmaɡnɛt]

Noun

magnet m

  1. magnet

Related terms

  • magič
  • magneťák
  • magnetický
  • magnetismus
  • magnetizovat
  • magnetka
  • magnetofon
  • magnetosféra
  • magnetoskop
  • magnetovat
  • elektromagnet
  • elektromagnetický
  • elektromagnetismus

Further reading

  • magnet in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • magnet in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Middle English

Noun

magnet

  1. Alternative form of magnete

Norwegian Bokmål

Noun

magnet m (definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magneter, definite plural magnetene)

  1. a magnet

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References

  • “magnet” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Noun

magnet m (definite singular magneten, indefinite plural magnetar, definite plural magnetane)

  1. a magnet

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References

  • “magnet” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mǎɡneːt/
  • Hyphenation: mag‧net

Noun

màgnēt m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀гне̄т)

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

Declension

References

  • “magnet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish

Noun

magnet c

  1. a magnet (piece of material that attracts metal by magnetism)

Declension

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