Definitions of gravity

  1. ( 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. a solemn and dignified feeling
  3. That force which tends to move all bodies towards the center of the earth; weight; importance; seriousness; solemnity; weight of guilt.
  4. Weightiness: the tendency of matter to attract and be attracted, thus causing weight: state of being grave or sober: relative importance: ( mus.) lowness of a note.
  5. Weight; reciprocal attraction of matter; seriousness.
  6. Gravitation; weight.
  7. The quality of being grave; importance; sedateness.
  8. Heaviness; weight; importance; seriousness; solemnity; enormity; lowness of a note; the tendency, causing weight, of a mass of matter to attract and be attracted by another. Specific gravity, the weight of a body compared with another of equal bulk, taken as a standard. Centre of gravity. See Centre.
  9. Weight; heaviness; seriousness; solemnity- see gravitate.
  10. Weight; heaviness; the power or force which draws or attracts all great bodies to a common centre, as the earth or planets to the sun; the power or force which draws all unsupported bodies to the surface of the earth in the direction of its centre; seriousness; solemnity; atrociousness; weight of guilt: centre of gravity, the point of a body which, if supported, all the other parts will be equally balanced: specific gravity, the relative weight of any solid or liquid as compared with the weight of an equal bulk of distilled water, or of any gas as compared with air.
  11. Sobriety of character or demeanor.
  12. Importance, significance, dignity, etc; hence, seriousness; enormity; as, the gravity of an offense.
  13. 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.
  14. Lowness of tone; - opposed to acuteness.