(Grav"ic) a. Pertaining to, or causing, gravitation; as, gravic forces; gravic attraction. [R.]
(Grav"id) a. [L. gravidus, fr. gravis heavy, loaded. See Grave, a.] Being with child; heavy
with young; pregnant; fruitful; as, a gravid uterus; gravid piety. " His gravid associate." Sir T. Herbert.
(Grav"i*da"ted) a. [L. gravidatus, p. p. of gravidare to load, impregnate. See Gravid.]
Made pregnant; big. [Obs.] Barrow.
(Grav"i*da"tion) n. Gravidity. [Obs.]
(Gra*vid"i*ty) n. [L. graviditas.] The state of being gravidated; pregnancy. [R.]
(Grav"i*grade) a. [L. gravis heavy + gradus step.] (Zoöl.) Slow-paced. n. One of the
(Gra*vim"e*ter) n. [L. gravis heavy + -meter: cf. F. gravimètre.] (Physics) An instrument for
ascertaining the specific gravity of bodies.
Gravimetric analysis (Chem.), analysis in which the amounts of the constituents are determined by
weight; in distinction from volumetric analysis.
(Grav"i*met"ric) a. (Chem.) Of or pertaining to measurement by weight; measured by weight.
Graving dock. (Naut.) See under Dock.
(Grav"ing) n. [From Grave to clean.] The act of cleaning a ship's bottom.
(Grav"ing), n. [From Grave to dig.]
1. The act or art of carving figures in hard substances, esp. by incision or in intaglio.
2. That which is graved or carved. [R.]
Skillful to . . . grave any manner of graving.2 Chron. ii. 14.
3. Impression, as upon the mind or heart.
New gravings upon their souls.Eikon Basilike
(Grav"i*tate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gravitated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gravitating ] [Cf. F. graviter.
See Gravity.] 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.
Why does this apple fall to the ground? Because all bodies gravitate toward each other.Sir W. Hamilton.
Politicians who naturally gravitate towards the stronger party.Macaulay.
(Grav"i*ta"tion) n. [Cf. F. gravitation. See Gravity.]
1. The act of gravitating.
2. (Pysics) That species of attraction or force by which all bodies or particles of matter in the universe
tend toward each other; called also attraction of gravitation, universal gravitation, and universal gravity.
See Attraction, and Weight.