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GRAVITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gravity mean? 

GRAVITY (noun)
  The noun GRAVITY has 3 senses:

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
2. a manner that is serious and solemn
3. a solemn and dignified feeling

  Familiarity information: GRAVITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRAVITY (noun)


Sense 1gravity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(physics) the force of attraction between all masses in the universe; especially the attraction of the earth's mass for bodies near its surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

gravitation; gravitational attraction; gravitational force; gravity

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("gravity" is a kind of...):

attraction; attractive force (the force by which one object attracts another)

Domain category:

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gravity"):

solar gravity (the gravity of the sun)


Sense 2gravity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A manner that is serious and solemn

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

graveness; gravity; soberness; sobriety; somberness; sombreness

Hypernyms ("gravity" is a kind of...):

earnestness; serious-mindedness; seriousness; sincerity (the trait of being serious)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gravity"):

stodginess; stuffiness (dull and pompous gravity)


Sense 3gravity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A solemn and dignified feeling

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Synonyms:

solemnity; gravity

Hypernyms ("gravity" is a kind of...):

feeling (the experiencing of affective and emotional states)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "gravity"):

earnestness; seriousness; sincerity (an earnest and sincere feeling)

Antonym:

levity (feeling an inappropriate lack of seriousness)


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