gravity gravity  /ˈɡræ və ti/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (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. (n) a manner that is serious and solemn
  3. (n) a solemn and dignified feeling

Usage(s):

  1. The police officer could not gauge the gravity of the situation and was soon engulfed by an angry mob.
  2. Some people think of gravity as a restraining force, a force that let's a person stay riveted to the ground and not allow her to fly around like ash from a volcano.
  3. It is the gravity that is maintaining the status-quo; I keep pulling up my socks and the gravity keeps pulling them down.

News

  1. PayPal Chooses Gravity Payments To Enable PayPal Card Acceptance In Hawaii

    SEATTLE, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravity Payments, the largest credit card processor in Washington State, accepts PayPal's proposed partnership enabling PayPal card acceptance at all of Gravity Payments' ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. PayPal Chooses Gravity Payments to Enable PayPal Card Acceptance in Northern California

    SEATTLE, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravity Payments, the largest credit card processor in Washington State, accepts PayPal's proposed partnership enabling PayPal card acceptance at all of Gravity Payments' ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. PayPal Chooses Gravity Payments To Enable PayPal Card Acceptance In Seattle

    SEATTLE, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gravity Payments, the largest credit card processor in Washington State, accepts PayPal's proposed partnership enabling PayPal card acceptance at all of Gravity Payments' ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "Gravity is the best friend I have," Goydos told Jonathan Byrd and Cliff Kresge, his playing partners for the magical round.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Paul Goydos Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Mosul will continue to be a center of influence for, a center of gravity for al-Qaida because of its key network of facilitation _ both financing and foreign fighters," Smith said. "The flow to Mosul is critical for al-Qaida in Iraq."
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Gregory Smith Source: Central Florida News 13|

  3. Sears said that represented a "seismic shift in the legislature's view of the gravity of oral sex between two willing participants."
    on Oct 27, 2007 By: Leah Ward Sears Source: Seattle Times

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