ground

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  • Recently a large number of football grounds have been built throughout the island.
  • There can be snow on the ground which will last for a week or two.
  • In Ireland they are often found in low-lying ground close to water.
  • A small English attack in the north of France made up little ground.
  • Located to the north of the main campus area are the university sports grounds.
  • The event described is the same, but the attention in terms of figure and ground are different.
  • In the US the ground floor is considered the first floor.
  • On the grounds is a museum dedicated to his life, times and work.
  • There, the aircraft's potential as a ground-attack aircraft was discovered and developed.
  • It is a small-boat ground mostly and of little importance as a fishing ground. Cited from Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine, by Walter H. Rich
  • The whole ground shook and the whole area was full of fire.
  • This is a small-boat ground, and fishing is done mainly in the summer season. Cited from Fishing Grounds of the Gulf of Maine, by Walter H. Rich
  • Wing-in-ground-effect vehicles may be considered as fixed-wing aircraft.
  • All parties must present grounds to appeal, or it will not be heard.
  • It appears that his opposition was based mostly on economic grounds.
  • On his return he finds his house burned to the ground.
  • They wanted to fight the Republican Party on economic grounds rather than race.
  • On the other hand much may have to be left in the ground to avoid climate change.
  • Power and signal grounds often get connected, usually through the metal case of the equipment.
  • Any grounds of knowledge outside that understanding was, therefore, subject to doubt.
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Root form of ground is grind for the verb.

Meaning of ground

  • noun A position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
    they gained ground step by step, they fought to regain the lost ground
  • noun A relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
  • noun A connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
  • noun (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
  • verb Confine or restrict to the ground
    After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot
  • verb Place or put on the ground
  • verb Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  • verb Bring to the ground
    the storm grounded the ship
  • verb Hit or reach the ground
  • verb Throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
  • verb Hit a groundball
    he grounded to the second baseman
  • verb Hit onto the ground
  • verb Connect to a ground
    ground the electrical connections for safety reasons
  • verb Dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
  • verb Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
    grind the spices in a mortar, mash the garlic
  • verb Created by grinding
    grind designs into the glass bowl
  • verb Shape or form by grinding
    grind lenses for glasses and cameras