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). Related to manganese, magnesia and magnesium.

 
A stack of ferrite magnets

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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.
  3. (Internet) Short for magnet link.
    • 2019, David Adams, ‎Ann-Kathrin Maier, Big Seven Study (2016): 7 open source Crypto-Messengers to be compared (page 142)
      Magnets are thus used to create a package of cryptologic information and bundling[sic] it together.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • electret (a magnet analog for electric charge)

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  • Cebuano: magnet
  • ? Indonesian: magnet
  • ? Malay: magnet
  • Tagalog: magnet
  • Welsh: magnet

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CebuanoEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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. magnet

CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ancient Greek μαγνῆτις (magnêtis)

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magnet m

  1. magnet

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.

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Further readingEdit

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

DanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

magnet c (singular definite magneten, plural indefinite magneter)

  1. magnet

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EstonianEdit

 
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magnet (genitive magneti, partitive magnetit)

  1. magnet

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IndonesianEdit

 
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NounEdit

magnet (first-person possessive magnetku, second-person possessive magnetmu, third-person possessive magnetnya)

  1. magnet

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MalayEdit

 
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NounEdit

magnet (Jawi spelling مݢنيت‎, plural magnet-magnet, informal 1st possessive magnetku, 2nd possessive magnetmu, 3rd possessive magnetnya)

  1. magnet

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NounEdit

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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NounEdit

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

  1. a magnet

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RomanianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From German Magnet.

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magnet m (plural magneți)

  1. magnet

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “the exact, indirect route from Greek, please”)

PronunciationEdit

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

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màgnēt m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀гне̄т)

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

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ReferencesEdit

  • magnet” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SlovakEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

magnet m (genitive singular magnetu, nominative plural magnety, genitive plural magnetov)

  1. magnet

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Further readingEdit

  • magnet in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SloveneEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

magnẹ̑t m inan

  1. magnet

DeclensionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further readingEdit

  • magnet”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “the exact route, please”)

NounEdit

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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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English magnet.

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: mag‧net
  • IPA(key): /ˈmaɡnet/, [ˈmɐɡ.net]

NounEdit

magnet

  1. magnet
    Synonym: balani

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WelshEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English magnet.

NounEdit

magnet m or f (plural magnetau or magnets)

  1. magnet

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
magnet fagnet unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further readingEdit

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “magnet”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies