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Definitions of gravity

  1. (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
  2. a solemn and dignified feeling Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Weight; reciprocal attraction of matter; seriousness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Gravitation; weight. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. The quality of being grave; importance; sedateness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. 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.
  9. Weight; heaviness; seriousness; solemnity-see gravitate. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. 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.
  11. Sobriety of character or demeanor. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. Lowness of tone; - opposed to acuteness. Webster Dictionary DB

Usage examples for gravity

  1. Then the gravity of her face broke, her lips parted, her eyes seemed to fly a little. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  2. Something in his air gave one the fancy that his face was dark from gravity – John M. Synge: A Few Personal Recollections, with Biographical Notes by John Masefield
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