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 forcenoun

    (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, sombrenessnoun

    a manner that is serious and solemn

  3. gravity, solemnitynoun

    a solemn and dignified feeling

Wiktionary

  1. gravitynoun

    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.

    Etymology: 16th century, from gravitas, from gravis, from گران.

  2. gravitynoun

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

    Etymology: 16th century, from gravitas, from gravis, from گران.

  3. gravitynoun

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

    Etymology: 16th century, from gravitas, from gravis, from گران.

  4. gravitynoun

    Specific gravity.

    Etymology: 16th century, from gravitas, from gravis, from گران.

  5. gravitynoun

    The state or condition of being grave (graveness).

    Etymology: 16th century, from gravitas, from gravis, from گران.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravityadjective

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

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

  2. Gravityadjective

    sobriety of character or demeanor

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

  3. Gravityadjective

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

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

  4. Gravityadjective

    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

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

  5. Gravityadjective

    lowness of tone; -- opposed to acuteness

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

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.

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.]

CrunchBase

  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.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  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. Russell Moore:

    My earliest memories are watching Franklin Graham preach on television as a very small child. I remember being struck as a child with the gravity with which he took the Gospel. That continued with me for the rest of my life, when I met Dr. Franklin Graham, that same sense of weightiness of the Gospel was evident in him personally – just as it was in public.

  2. The Vatican:

    It is precisely because of this gravity that the fight against drugs is a priority for the government; to confront violence and return peace and serenity to Mexican families, acting on the causes which are at the root of this plague.

  3. Sir Issac Newton:

    I just invented gravity!

  4. Matthew Knight:

    The motion of' Oumuamua didn't simply follow gravity along a parabolic orbit as we would expect from an asteroid, but visually, it hasn't ever displayed any of the cometlike characteristics we'd expect. There is no discernable coma -- the cloud of ice, dust and gas that surrounds active comets -- nor a dust tail or gas jets.

  5. Justin Flexen:

    It’s like naptime for adults so it gives you some time to just let everything go, fall into the hammock, and let gravity take over and just rest.

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