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

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.

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

  2. gravity(Noun)

    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. gravity(Noun)

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

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

  4. gravity(Noun)

    Specific gravity.

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

  5. gravity(Noun)

    The state or condition of being grave (graveness).

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gravity(adj)

    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. Gravity(adj)

    sobriety of character or demeanor

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

  3. Gravity(adj)

    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. 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

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

  5. Gravity(adj)

    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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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How to say gravity in sign language?

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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. Richard Ziegler:

    The slope has been over-steepened by waves pounding away at the bottom of the slope, the slopes becomes too steep, gravity takes over, and rocks start to fall.

  2. Buzz Aldrin:

    In the radio blackout I opened the little plastic packages which contained bread and wine, i poured the wine into the chalice our church had given me. In the one-sixth gravity of the moon, the wine curled slowly and gracefully up the side of the cup. It was interesting to think that the very first liquid ever poured on the moon, and the first food eaten there, were communion elements.

  3. Brian Fallon:

    Hillary Clinton is deeply troubled by the shooting of Laquan McDonald and the outstanding questions related to both the shooting and the video, mayor Emanuel's call for a task force to review practices of the Chicago Police Department is an important step, but given the gravity of this tragic situation, she supports a full review by the Department of Justice.

  4. Scott Ransom:

    Neutron stars have this tipping point where their interior densities get so extreme that the force of gravity overwhelms even the ability of neutrons to resist further collapse, each most massive neutron star we find brings us closer to identifying that tipping point and helping us to understand the physics of matter at these mind-boggling densities.

  5. Ron Ballouz:

    One of the biggest mysteries surrounding Phobos is its origin was it created from a giant impact onto Mars that created a debris disk around the planet that eventually coalesced into Phobos, or was it once an asteroid that was captured by Mars gravity?

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