from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To move in response to the force of gravity.
- intransitive v. To move downward.
- intransitive v. To be attracted by or as if by an irresistible force: "My excuse must be that all Celts gravitate towards each other” ( Oscar Wilde).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move under the force of gravity.
- v. (figuratively) To tend or drift towards someone or something, as though being pulled by gravity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To obey the law of gravitation; to exert a force or pressure, or tend to move, under the influence of gravitation; to tend in any direction or toward any object.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To be affected by gravitation; yield to the force of gravity; tend toward the lowest level attainable, as a rock loosened from a mountain.
- Hence To be strongly attracted; have a natural tendency toward a certain point or object.
- To allow to fall or move downward under the action of gravitation; manipulate (as gravel, in diamond-mining) so that the heavier portions sink to the bottom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. move toward
- v. move due to the pull of gravitation
- v. be attracted to
New Latin gravitāre, gravitāt-, from Latin gravitās, heaviness; see gravity.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)