Meaning of GRAVITY in English

GRAVITY

n.1 a the force that attracts a body to the centre of the earth or other celestial body. b the degree of intensity of this measured by acceleration. c gravitational force.

2 the property of having weight.

3 a importance, seriousness; the quality of being grave. b solemnity, sobriety; serious demeanour.

Phrases and idioms:

gravity feed the supply of material by its fall under gravity.

Etymology: F gravit{eacute} or L gravitas f. gravis heavy

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.