It really has become a magnet that attracts business and entrepreneurship.
“New York kind of pulled me here like a magnet,” said Swift.
“Obama uses Clinton as a magnet, and Romney uses him as a wedge,” says Republican pollster Ed Goeas.
But Mutombo is a magnet, and people continued to stop by as he flopped into a folding chair.
Anything in your gut sticks to the surface of charcoal like a magnet and gets carried out through a bowel movement.
He dominates the entire action, and like a magnet draws all the other characters around him.
That is the true ideal; a great nation ought not to be a hammer, but a magnet.
Possibly it was proposed to have a magnet at the bottom of the vessel.
Then he saw that the magnet was fast to the side of the flier, near the stern.
The magnet, for in Kent they call the ironstone mine, quasi mineral.
mid-15c. (earlier magnes, late 14c.), from Old French magnete "magnetite, magnet, lodestone," and directly from Latin magnetum (nominative magnes) "lodestone," from Greek ho Magnes lithos "the Magnesian stone," from Magnesia, region in Thessaly where magnetized ore was obtained. Figurative use from 1650s. It has spread from Latin to most Western European languages (cf. German and Danish magnet, Dutch magneet, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese magnete), but it was superseded in French by aimant. Also cf. magnesia. Chick magnet attested from 1989.
An object that attracts iron and some other materials. Magnets are said to generate a magnetic field around themselves. Every magnet has two poles, called the north and south poles. Magnetic poles exert forces on each other in such a way that like poles repel and unlike poles attract each other. A compass is a small magnet that is affected by the magnetic field of the Earth in such a way that it points to a magnetic pole of the Earth. (See magnetic field and magnetism.)