to deprive and make desolate, esp. by death usually fol. by of:
a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation.
Cheerfully confident; optimistic.
a false and malicious statement designed to injure the reputation of someone or something:
The acceleration of a falling body in the earth039;s gravitational field, inversely proportional to the square of the distance from the body to the center of the earth, and varying somewhat with latitude: approximately 32 ft. 9.8 m per second per second.