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ground

noun (n)

  • the solid part of the earth's surface (noun.object)
    Example:
    He dropped the logs on the ground.
    source: wordnet30
  • a rational motive for a belief or action (noun.motive)
    Synonym: reason
    Example:
    The grounds for their declaration.
    source: wordnet30
  • the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface (noun.substance)
    Synonym: earth
    source: wordnet30
  • a relation that provides the foundation for something (noun.linkdef)
    Synonym: basis, footing
    source: wordnet30
  • a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle) (noun.location)
    Example:
    They gained ground step by step.
    They fought to regain the lost ground.
    source: wordnet30
  • the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: background
    Example:
    He posed her against a background of rolling hills.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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.object)
    Synonym: land, soil
    source: wordnet30
  • a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused (noun.cognition)
    Antonym: figure
    source: wordnet30
  • a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage) (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • fix firmly and stably (verb.contact)
    Synonym: anchor
    source: wordnet30
  • confine or restrict to the ground (verb.contact)
    Example:
    After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot.
    source: wordnet30
  • place or put on the ground (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • bring to the ground (verb.motion)
    Synonym: run aground, strand
    Example:
    The storm grounded the ship.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit or reach the ground (verb.motion)
    Synonym: run aground
    source: wordnet30
  • throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • hit a groundball (verb.contact)
    Example:
    He grounded to the second baseman.
    source: wordnet30
  • hit onto the ground (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • cover with a primer; apply a primer to (verb.contact)
    Synonym: prime, undercoat
    source: wordnet30
  • connect to a ground (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Ground the electrical connections for safety reasons.
    source: wordnet30
  • use as a basis for; found on (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: base, establish, found
    source: wordnet30
  • To lay, set, or run, on the ground. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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