[mag.net] n [ME magnete, fr. MF, fr. L magnet-, magnes, fr. Gk magnes (lithos), lit., stone of Magnesia, ancient city in Asia Minor] (15c) 1 a: lodestone b: a body having the property of attracting iron and producing a magnetic field external to itself; specif: a mass of iron, steel, or alloy that has this property artificially imparted
2: something that attracts "a box-office ~"