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〔 graJnd 〕


〔 ^raund 〕

Overview of noun ground

The noun ground has 11 senses

  • land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma -- (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")

  • reason, ground -- (a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration")

  • earth, ground -- (the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church")

  • footing, basis, ground -- (a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis")

  • ground -- (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")

  • background, ground -- (the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills")

  • land, ground, soil -- (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")

  • ground -- (a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused)

  • ground, earth -- (a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage))

  • ground -- ((art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting)

  • flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat -- (the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface)

Overview of verb ground

The verb ground has 12 senses

  • anchor, ground -- (fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete")

  • ground -- (confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot")

  • ground -- (place or put on the ground)

  • ground -- (instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject)

  • ground, strand, run aground -- (bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship")

  • ground, run aground -- (hit or reach the ground)

  • ground -- (throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage)

  • ground -- (hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman")

  • ground -- (hit onto the ground)

  • prime, ground, undercoat -- (cover with a primer; apply a primer to)

  • ground -- (connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons")

  • establish, base, ground, found -- (use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")

Overview of verb grind

The verb grind has 7 senses

  • crunch, cranch, craunch, grind -- (press or grind with a crushing noise)

  • grate, grind -- (make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger")

  • labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil -- (work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")

  • grind -- (dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced)

  • grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute -- (reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic")

  • grind -- (created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl")

  • grind -- (shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras")