• (America) IPA: /ˈmæɡnət/

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.
    He always had a girl on his arm – he's a bit of a babe magnet.
    • 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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