- 1. A piece of metal, especially a piece of iron, with the power to attract and repel iron, and the tendency to point in an approximate north-south direction when freely suspended.
2. Someone or something that attracts.
- Example: That rubbish bin is a magnet to flies
- Form: a magnet for something (especially)
- Form: a magnet to something
- There is sometimes a spelling confusion between magnet and magnate.