Definitions for Gravityˈgræv ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

grav•i•tyˈgræv ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the force of attraction by which terrestrial bodies tend to fall toward the center of the earth.

    Category: Physics

  2. heaviness or weight.

    Category: Physics

  3. gravitation in general.

    Category: Physics

  4. Category: Physics

    Ref: acceleration of gravity.

  5. serious or critical nature:

    to ignore the gravity of one's illness.

  6. serious or dignified behavior.

  7. lowness in pitch, as of sounds.

Origin of gravity:

1500–10; < L gravitās heaviness =grav(is) heavy, grave2+-itās -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gravity, gravitation, gravitational attraction, gravitational force(noun)

    (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

  2. graveness, gravity, sobriety, soberness, somberness, sombreness(noun)

    a manner that is serious and solemn

  3. gravity, solemnity(noun)

    a solemn and dignified feeling

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. gravity(noun)ˈgræv ɪ ti

    the physical force that causes objects to fall to the ground

    the pull of gravity

  2. gravityˈgræv ɪ ti

    the fact of being serious and bad

    The gravity of the situation was rapidly becoming clear.

Wiktionary

  1. gravity(Noun)

    Resultant force on Earth's surface, of the attraction by the Earth's masses, and the centrifugal pseudo-force caused by the Earth's rotation.

  2. gravity(Noun)

    Gravitation, universal force exercised by two bodies onto each other (In casual discussion, gravity and gravitation are often used interchangeably).

  3. gravity(Noun)

    The state or condition of having weight; weight; heaviness.

  4. gravity(Noun)

    Specific gravity.

  5. gravity(Noun)

    The state or condition of being grave (graveness).

  6. Origin: 16th century, from gravitas, from gravis, from گران.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravity(adj)

    the state of having weight; beaviness; as, the gravity of lead

  2. Gravity(adj)

    sobriety of character or demeanor

  3. Gravity(adj)

    importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense

  4. Gravity(adj)

    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

  5. Gravity(adj)

    lowness of tone; -- opposed to acuteness

Freebase

  1. Gravity

    "Gravity" is a song by American singer-songwriter guitarist John Mayer and is featured on three of his releases: the 2005 live album Try! by the John Mayer Trio, his 2006 studio album Continuum, and his 2008 live album Where the Light Is: John Mayer Live in Los Angeles. In 2007, the song was released as the third single from Continuum.

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  1. Gravity

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Gravity' in Nouns Frequency: #2662


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

gravity(noun)

The gravity of the situation was clear to us all.

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