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'ground' - used as a noun
1. the solid part of the earth's surface
he dropped the logs on the ground
2. a rational motive for a belief or action
the grounds for their declaration
3. the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
4. a relation that provides the foundation for something
5. 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
6. the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
7. material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
8. a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
9. a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
10. (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
11. the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

'ground' - used as a verb
12. fix firmly and stably
13. confine or restrict to the ground
After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot
14. place or put on the ground
15. instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
16. bring to the ground
the storm grounded the ship
17. hit or reach the ground
18. throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
19. hit a groundball
he grounded to the second baseman
20. hit onto the ground
21. cover with a primer; apply a primer to
22. connect to a ground
ground the electrical connections for safety reasons
23. use as a basis for; found on

derived forms
1. Ground / Plural
grounds
2. Ground / Past
grounded
3. Ground / Third Person
grounds
4. Ground / Present Participle
grounding
Variations of 'ground'
 
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