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Definition of "ground" []

  • The solid surface of the earth. (noun)
  • The floor of a body of water, especially the sea. (noun)
  • Soil; earth: level the ground for a lawn. (noun)
  • An area of land designated for a particular purpose. Often used in the plural: a burial ground; parade grounds. (noun)
  • The land surrounding or forming part of a house or another building. Often used in the plural: a guesthouse on the grounds of the mansion. (noun)
  • The land surface (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Earth or soil (noun)
  • The land around a dwelling house or other building (noun)
  • An area of land given over to a purpose (noun)
  • Land having a particular characteristic (noun)
  • Matter for consideration or debate; field of research or inquiry (noun)
  • A position or viewpoint, as in an argument or controversy (esp in the phrases give ground, hold, stand, or shift one's ground) (noun)
  • Position or advantage, as in a subject or competition (esp in the phrases gain ground, lose ground, etc) (noun)
  • Reason; justification (noun)
  • The prepared surface applied to the support of a painting, such as a wall, canvas, etc, to prevent it reacting with or absorbing the paint (noun)
  • The support of a painting (noun)
  • The background of a painting or main surface against which the other parts of a work of art appear superimposed (noun)
  • The first coat of paint applied to a surface (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • The bottom of a river or the sea (noun)
  • Sediment or dregs, esp from coffee (noun)
  • The floor of a room (noun)
  • The area from the popping crease back past the stumps, in which a batsman may legally stand (noun)
  • Ground staff (noun)
  • A mesh or network supporting the main pattern of a piece of lace (noun)
  • A connection between an electrical circuit or device and the earth, which is at zero potential (noun)
  • A terminal to which this connection is made (noun)
  • Situated on, living on, or used on the ground (noun)
  • Concerned with or operating on the ground, esp as distinct from in the air (noun)
  • (used in names of plants) low-growing and often trailing or spreading (noun)
  • To put or place on the ground (verb)
  • To instruct in fundamentals (verb)
  • To provide a basis or foundation for; establish (verb)
  • To confine (an aircraft, pilot, etc) to the ground (verb)
  • To confine (a child) to the house as a punishment (verb)
  • To run (a vessel) aground (verb)
  • To cover (a surface) with a preparatory coat of paint (verb)
  • To hit or reach the ground (verb)

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Use "ground" in a sentence
  • "It has everything above the ground, and everything under the ground…."
  • "The country about Syracuse is neither grand nor beautiful; but the ground is _classic ground_, and Sicily has not been brought within the reach of an intercourse which, while it polishes and confers substantial benefits, removes the sacred rust of antiquity."
  • "If it be true, that on the ground which I occupy, —ground which I occupy as frankly and boldly as Judge Douglas does his, —my views, though partly coinciding with yours, are not as perfectly in accordance with your feelings as his are, I do say to you in all candor, go for him and not for me."