Definition of Ground in English :
Define Ground in English
Ground meaning in English
Meaning of Ground in English
Pronunciation of Ground in English
Ground pronunciation in English
Pronounce Ground in Englishsee synonyms of ground
the solid part of the earth's surface
Example Sentences:'the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land''the earth shook for several minutes''he dropped the logs on the ground'
2. ground, reason
a rational motive for a belief or action
Example Sentences:'the reason that war was declared''the grounds for their declaration'
3. earth, ground
the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
Example Sentences:'they dug into the earth outside the church'
a relation that provides the foundation for something
Example Sentences:'they were on a friendly footing''he worked on an interim basis'
a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
Example Sentences:'they gained ground step by step''they fought to regain the lost ground'
6. background, ground
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
Example Sentences:'he posed her against a background of rolling hills'
material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
Example Sentences:'the land had never been plowed''good agricultural soil'
a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
9. earth, ground
a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
confine or restrict to the ground
Example Sentences:'After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot'
place or put on the ground
instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
bring to the ground
Example Sentences:'the storm grounded the ship'
throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
hit a groundball
Example Sentences:'he grounded to the second baseman'
hit onto the ground
connect to a ground
Example Sentences:'ground the electrical connections for safety reasons'
use as a basis for; found on
Example Sentences:'base a claim on some observation'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
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