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

How to pronounce gravity?

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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. Malte Liewerscheidt:

    Kyari was very close to Buhari and arguably the most powerful man within the administration, kyari's death removes the centre of gravity from Buhari's inner circle and might provide an opening for more reform-minded elements such as Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Sharon Morsink:

    In that work, we have to assume that Einsteins theory of gravity is correct, since the data analysis is already very complex, so tests of Einsteins gravity using neutron stars really make me feel better about our assumption that Einsteins theory describes the gravity of a neutron star correctly!

  5. Mike Pence:

    Even the United Nations reported that in their words, the gravity, scale and nature of these violations reveal a state that does not have a parallel in the contemporary world, that’s why the United States government has sanctioned her for her role in [abetting] North Korea's human rights abuses and crimes against humanity.

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