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Definitions of ground:

  • noun:   (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
  • noun:   a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage)
  • noun:   a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
  • noun:   a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
    Example: "They gained ground step by step"
  • noun:   the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
  • noun:   the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
    Example: "He posed her against a background of rolling hills"
  • noun:   a rational motive for a belief or action
    Example: "The grounds for their declaration"
  • noun:   material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
  • noun:   the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
  • noun:   a relation that provides the foundation for something
  • noun:   the solid part of the earth's surface
    Example: "He dropped the logs on the ground"
  • verb:   instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  • verb:   connect to a ground
    Example: "Ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
  • verb:   hit onto the ground
  • verb:   hit a groundball
    Example: "He grounded to the second baseman"
  • verb:   throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
  • verb:   place or put on the ground
  • verb:   confine or restrict to the ground
    Example: "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
  • verb:   hit or reach the ground
  • verb:   bring to the ground
    Example: "The storm grounded the ship"
  • verb:   fix firmly and stably
  • verb:   cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • verb:   use as a basis for; found on
  • adjective:   broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone
    Example: "Ground glass is used as an abrasive"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #33715)


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