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Definitions of gravity

  1. a manner that is serious and solemn Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface; "the more remote the body the less the gravity"; "the gravitation between two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between them"; "gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love"--Albert Einstein Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. a solemn and dignified feeling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of lead. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Sobriety of character or demeanor. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The tendency of a mass of matter toward a center of attraction; esp., the tendency of a body toward the center of the earth; terrestrial gravitation. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Lowness of tone; - opposed to acuteness. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Acceleration produced by the mutual attraction of two masses, and of magnitude inversely proportional to the square of the distance between the two centers of mass. It is also the force imparted by the earth, moon, or a planet to an object near its surface. (From NASA Thesaurus, 1988) Medical Dictionary DB
  10. That force which tends to move all bodies towards the center of the earth; weight; importance; seriousness; solemnity; weight of guilt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Weight; centripetal force. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. Weightiness: the tendency of matter to attract and be attracted, thus causing weight: state of being grave or sober: relative importance: (mus.) lowness of a note. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Weight; reciprocal attraction of matter; seriousness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Gravitation; weight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. The quality of being grave; importance; sedateness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Heaviness; weight; importance; seriousness; solemnity; enormity; lowness of a note; the tendency, causing weight, of a mass of matter to attract and be attracted by another. Specific gravity, the weight of a body compared with another of equal bulk, taken as a standard. Centre of gravity. See Centre. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. Weight; heaviness; seriousness; solemnity-see gravitate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  18. Weight; heaviness; the power or force which draws or attracts all great bodies to a common centre, as the earth or planets to the sun; the power or force which draws all unsupported bodies to the surface of the earth in the direction of its centre; seriousness; solemnity; atrociousness; weight of guilt: centre of gravity, the point of a body which, if supported, all the other parts will be equally balanced: specific gravity, the relative weight of any solid or liquid as compared with the weight of an equal bulk of distilled water, or of any gas as compared with air. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. The force of attraction of all bodies towards each other; the tendency of terrestrial bodies to be drawn towards the earth's centre. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  20. Lowness of tone; -- opposed to acuteness. mso.anu.edu.au
  21. grav'i-ti, n. weightiness: that attraction between bodies, or acceleration of one toward another, of which the fall of a body to the ground is an example: state of being grave or sober: relative importance: (mus.) lowness of a note.--n. GRAVIM'ETER, an instrument for determining specific gravities.--v.i. GRAV'IT[=A]TE, to be acted on by gravity: to tend towards the earth: to be strongly attracted towards anything.--n. GRAVIT[=A]'TION, act of gravitating: the tendency of all bodies to attract each other.--adj. GRAV'IT[=A]TIVE.--SPECIFIC GRAVITY (see SPECIFIC). [Fr. gravité--L. gravitat-em--gravis, heavy.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. [Latin] Weight or degree of weight; weightiness. na
  23. [Latin] The force of gravitation. Specific g., the weight of a substance compared with the weight of the same volume of distilled water, or, in the case of gases, with the weight of air or of hydrogen. G. battery, G. cell, see Battery. na
  24. Being grave, solemnity; importance, seriousness; staidness, sobriety, serious demeanour; weight (CENTRE of g.; specific g., relative weight of any kind of matter, expressed by ratio of given volume to same volume of a standard-usu. water for liquid or solid, & air for gas); attractive force by which bodies tend to centre of earth, degree of intensity of this measured by acceleration, degree of intensity with which any body is similarly attracted by any other. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Weight ; tendency toward the center of the earth. American pocket medical dictionary.
  26. n. [Latin] Weight; heaviness;—seriousness; solemnity; sobriety of character or conduct;—importance; serious condition; critical state;—enormity; atrocity, as of a crime;—lowness of tone or sound;—tendency of a mass of matter toward a centre of attraction; especially, the tendency of a body toward the centre of the earth. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. Weight, heaviness, tendency to the centre ; seriousness, solemnity. Complete Dictionary

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