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.

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. Sir Issac Newton:

    I just invented gravity!

  2. Scott Kelly:

    Gravity pushes you back down to size.

  3. Graffito:

    There is no gravity. The earth sucks.

  4. Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods" (1992):

    Gravity is a habit that is hard to shake off.

  5. Al Di Meglio of Barano:

    Gravity will pull all the toppings toward the middle.

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