ground

  • 1 ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ground — ground1 [ground] n. [ME grund < OE, ground, bottom, akin to Ger grund, ON grunnr: for IE base see GRIND] 1. a) Obs. the lowest part, base, or bottom of anything b) the bottom of a body of water 2. the surface of the earth, specif. the solid… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 ground — [1] ► NOUN 1) the solid surface of the earth. 2) land of a specified kind: marshy ground. 3) an area of land or sea with a specified use: fishing grounds. 4) (grounds) an area of enclosed land surrounding a large house. 5) (grounds …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 ground — 1 n 1: the foundation or basis on which knowledge, belief, or conviction rests: a premise, reason, or collection of data upon which something (as a legal action or argument) relies for validity sued the city on the ground that the city...had… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 Ground — may refer to: * The surface of the Earth * Soil, a mixture of sand and organic material present on the surface of the Earth * Ground (electricity), in electrical engineering, something that is connected to the Earth or at the voltage defined as… …

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  • 6 ground — (ground), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {grounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {grounding}.] 1. To lay, set, or run, on the ground. [1913 Webster] 2. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 ground — ground, imp. & p. p. of {Grind}. [1913 Webster] {ground cock}, a cock, the plug of which is ground into its seat, as distinguished from a compression cock. Knight.{Ground glass}, glass the transparency of which has been destroyed by having its… …

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  • 8 ground — s.n. (Sport; rar) Teren de joc. [pron. graund. / < engl. ground]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 20.04.2005. Sursa: DN  GROUND /gráund/ s. n. 1. Teren de sport, gazonat. 2. (muz.) Basso ostinato. Din engl. Ground Trimis de bla …

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  • 9 ground — ground, grounds Both the singular and the plural are used in the expressions on the ground (or grounds) that, and grounds is more common in the expression grounds for (complaint etc.): • Occupations that various insurance companies consider to be …

    Modern English usage

  • 10 ground — [n] earth, land arena, dirt, dust, field, landscape, loam, old sod, park, real estate, sand, sod, soil, terra firma, terrain, turf; concept 509 Ant. heavens, sky ground [v1] base, set; educate acquaint, bottom, coach, discipline, establish,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 ground — ground, v. i. To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 ground — [gʀawnd] n. m. ÉTYM. 1888; angl. ground « terrain ». ❖ ♦ Anglic. Vx. Terrain gazonné sur lequel on pratique un jeu de ballon. ⇒ Terrain …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 13 ground — past and past part of GRIND * * * (ground) 1. a path of conduction from an electrical circuit to the earth. 2. to connect an electrical circuit or electrical equipment to the earth …

    Medical dictionary

  • 14 ground — n 1 *base, basis, foundation, groundwork Analogous words: background, backdrop 2 *reason, argument, proof Analogous words: *evidence, testimony: determinant, *cause, antecedent: demonstration, proof, trial, test (see …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 15 Ground — (spr. Graund), indisches Feldmaß, bes. in Madras, 60 engl. Fuß lang, 40 Fuß breit, also 2400 QFuß …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 16 ground — (izg. grȃund) m DEFINICIJA glazb. pov. u engleskoj glazbi 16 18. st., tonski niz koji se uzastopno doslovno ponavlja, uz variranje s ostalim dionicama ETIMOLOGIJA engl …

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  • 17 ground — ground1 W1S1 [graund] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(earth)¦ 2¦(area of land)¦ 3¦(reason)¦ 4¦(subject)¦ 5¦(opinion)¦ 6¦(sport)¦ 7 hold/stand your ground 8 get off the ground 9 gain ground 10 lose ground …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 ground — [[t]gra͟ʊnd[/t]] ♦ grounds, grounding, grounded 1) N SING: the N The ground is the surface of the earth. Forty or fifty women were sitting cross legged on the ground... We slid down the roof and dropped to the ground. ● PHRASE Something that is… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 ground — ground1 groundable, adj. groundably, adv. groundedly, adv. groundedness, n. groundward, groundwards, adv., adj. /grownd/, n. 1. the solid surface of the earth; firm or dry land: to fall to the ground. 2. earth or soil: stony ground. 3. land hav …

    Universalium

  • 20 ground — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 solid surface of the earth ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, hard, solid ▪ muddy, soft ▪ damp, wet …

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