What does Gravity mean?

Definitions for Gravity
ˈgræv ɪ tiGrav·i·ty

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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


  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

  6. Origin: [L. gravitas, fr. gravis heavy; cf. F. gravit. See Grave, a., Grief.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Gravity

    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′itāte, to be acted on by gravity: to tend towards the earth: to be strongly attracted towards anything.—n. Gravitā′tion, act of gravitating: the tendency of all bodies to attract each other.—adj. Grav′itātive.—Specific gravity (see Specific). [Fr. gravité—L. gravitat-emgravis, heavy.]


  1. Gravity

    Gravity is the world's most advanced personalization company. When you use a website or application powered by Gravity, it adapts to create a better experience just for you. Using its proprietary Interest Graph, Gravity semantically understands each user's individual interests, calculates the strength of those attachments over time and returns recommendations designed to optimize engagement and user experience.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gravity

    Is the tendency of all bodies towards the centre of the earth. The force of gravity is in the inverse proportion to the square of the body’s distance from the centre of the earth. The specific gravity of a body is the ratio of the weight of a body to that of an equal volume of some other body assumed as a standard, usually pure distilled water at a certain temperature for solids and liquids, and air for gases.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gravity in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Gravity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Gravity in a Sentence

  1. Charlie Wilson:

    This inclusion will be more reflective of the Chinese opportunity set with big IT and consumer names being added. That shows the shift in the center of gravity from old China to new China.

  2. Edmund Burke:

    The wise determine from the gravity of the case the irritable, from sensibility to oppression the high minded, from disdain and indignation at abusive power in unworthy hands.

  3. Ben Emmerson:

    It is now time to take action. The individuals responsible for the criminal conspiracy revealed in today's report must be brought to justice, and must face criminal penalties commensurate with the gravity of their crimes.

  4. Andrea Ghez:

    What's so special about S0-2 is we have its complete orbit in three dimensions, that's what gives us the entry ticket into the tests of general relativity. We asked how gravity behaves near a supermassive black hole and whether Einstein's theory is telling us the full story. Seeing stars go through their complete orbit provides the first opportunity to test fundamental physics using the motions of these stars.

  5. Michael Novogratz:

    These frenzies rarely last. Gravity comes back into play.

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