gravity noun

1 natural force

ADJ. weak, zero the weak gravity on the moon | strong

VERB + GRAVITY be subject to All objects are subject to gravity. | defy The building leans so much that it seems to defy gravity.

PREP. by ~ The water flows from the tank by gravity to the houses below.

PHRASES centre of gravity (often figurative) Europe's economic centre of gravity shifted northwards. | the force of gravity, the law/laws of gravity

2 seriousness

ADJ. extreme I don't think you realize the extreme gravity of this offence.

VERB + GRAVITY appreciate, realize, understand

PREP. with ~ Criminal law does not treat traffic offences with the gravity they deserve.