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Definition 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
       Synonyms: gravitation gravitational attraction gravitational force
  2. a manner that is serious and solemn
       Synonyms: graveness sobriety soberness somberness sombreness
  3. a solemn and dignified feeling
       Synonyms: solemnity
       Antonyms: levity

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