Meaning of GRAVITY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ grævɪti ]


Gravity is the force which causes things to drop to the ground.

Arrows would continue to fly forward forever in a straight line were it not for gravity, which brings them down to earth.


see also centre of gravity


The gravity of a situation or event is its extreme importance or seriousness.

They deserve punishment which matches the gravity of their crime...

Not all acts of vengeance are of equal gravity.

N-UNCOUNT : oft N of n


The gravity of someone’s behaviour or speech is the extremely serious way in which they behave or speak.

There was an appealing gravity to everything she said.


Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.