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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)

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.

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."