See also: magnet- and Magnet

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English magnete, via Old French magnete, Latin magnēs, magnētem (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).

 
A stack of ferrite magnets

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

 
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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.
    • 1939 September, D. S. Barrie, “The Railways of South Wales”, in Railway Magazine, page 157:
      Iron and coal were the magnets that drew railways to this land of lovely valleys and silent mountains—for such it was a century-and-a-half ago, before man blackened the valleys with the smoke of his forges, scarred the green hills with his shafts and waste-heaps, and drove the salmon from the quiet Rhondda and the murmuring Taff.
    • 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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  • electret (a magnet analog for electric charge)

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EtymologyEdit

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).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mag‧net

NounEdit

magnet

  1. a magnet

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις (magnêtis)

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magnet m

  1. magnet

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

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magnet

  1. Alternative form of magnete

Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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NounEdit

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

  1. a magnet

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

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

  1. a magnet

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

màgnēt m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀гне̄т)

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

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • magnet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SwedishEdit

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magnet c

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

DeclensionEdit

Declension of magnet 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative magnet magneten magneter magneterna
Genitive magnets magnetens magneters magneternas

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