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Definitions of ground

  1. To lay, set, or run, on the ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To instruct in elements or first principles. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching (see Ground, n., 5); or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To place or set on or in the earth; teach the first principles to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To fix on a foundation or principle: to instruct in first principles. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To run aground. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To fix as a foundation; instruct in principles. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. To found; establish; train in first principles. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. To fix in the ground; run aground. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. To run on to land; said of vessels. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To strike the bottom and remain fixed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To strike the bottom, as a ship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. cover with a primer; apply a primer to Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. hit or reach the ground Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. To run aground; fall to the ground. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To lay or set on the ground; to base; to instruct in first principles; to run aground. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To lay or place on the ground; to settle in first principles; to fasten or strike on the bottom, as a ship in too shallow water. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Dregs. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Any definite portion of the earth's surface; region; territory; country. Hence: A territory appropriated to, or resorted to, for a particular purpose; the field or place of action; as, a hunting or fishing ground; a play ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. Land; estate; possession; field; esp. (pl.), the gardens, lawns, fields, etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the grounds of the estate are well kept. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. The basis on which anything rests; foundation. Hence: The foundation of knowledge, belief, or conviction; a premise, reason, or datum; ultimate or first principle; cause of existence or occurrence; originating force or agency; as, the ground of my hope. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. That surface upon which the figures of a composition are set, and which relieves them by its plainness, being either of one tint or of tints but slightly contrasted with one another; as, crimson Bowers on a white ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied; as, Brussels ground. See Brussels lace, under Brussels. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A gummy composition spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. Sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee grounds. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. The pit of a theater. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which moldings, etc., are attached; - usually in the plural. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. The earth or soil; surface of a floor or pavement; land; territory; country; estate; usually in plural; foundation; cause or reason; origin; original principle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  45. The surface of the earth: a portion of the earth's surface: land: field: the floor, etc.: position: field or place of action: (lit. or fig.) that on which something is raised: foundation: reason: (art.) the surface on which the figures are represented. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. Surface of the earth; soil; land; foundation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  47. The surface of the earth; land. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  48. A base; starting point; reason. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  49. The surface of the earth; territory; land; the surface of a floor or pavement; foundation; cause or reason; first principle; that which is first put on the surface on which a figure or object is represented; the principal colour, to which others are considered as ornamental; composition spread over the surface of the metal to be etched; field or place of action; the name given to a composition in which the base, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a continually varying melody. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. The earth or soil, as distinguished from air or water; the surface or upper part of the earth; soil; territory or region; estate or possession; that which supports anything; fundamental cause; primary reason; in a painting, the primary or principal colour; fundamental substance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone; "paved with crushed bluestone"; "ground glass is used as an abrasive" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  52. instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject Wordnet Dictionary DB
  53. connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  54. hit onto the ground Wordnet Dictionary DB
  55. hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  56. throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage Wordnet Dictionary DB
  57. confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  58. bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  59. imp. & p. p. of Grind. Newage Dictionary DB
  60. imp. & p. p. of Grind. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Pa.t. and pa.p. of GRIND. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  62. Of to grind. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  63. Imp & pp. of GRIND, v. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  64. On the ground; radical; fundamental. To break ground, to be the first to open up. To gain ground, to advance; to proceed forward; to gain credit; to prevail. To lose ground, to retire; to retreat; to lose credit; to decline. To give ground, to recede; to yield advantage. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  65. Did grind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ground

  1. The wildmen have no other then ground for their table. – Voyages of Peter Esprit Radisson by Peter Esprit Radisson
  2. On what ground I asked. – In Direst Peril by David Christie Murray
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