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Definition of ground
- Ground adj : broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone; "paved with crushed bluestone"; "ground glass is used as an abrasive" [syn: {crushed}] n
- The solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground" [syn: {land}, {dry land}, {earth}, {solid ground}, {terra firma}]
- A rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration" [syn: {reason}]
- The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church" [syn: {earth}]
- A relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis" [syn: {footing}, {basis}]
- 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"
- The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills" [syn: {background}]
- 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" [syn: {land}, {soil}]
- A relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused [ant: {figure}]
- A connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage) [syn: {earth}]
- (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
- The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface [syn: {flat coat}, {primer}, {priming}, {primer coat}, {priming coat}, {undercoat}] v
- Fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete" [syn: {anchor}]
- Confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
- Place or put on the ground
- Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
- Bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship" [syn: {run aground}]
- Hit or reach the ground [syn: {run aground}]
- Throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
- Hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"
- Hit onto the ground
- Cover with a primer; apply a primer to [syn: {prime}, {undercoat}]
- Connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
- Use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation" [syn: {establish}, {base}, {found}]
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