Definitions English

  • The solid surface of the earth.
  • The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
  • Soil; earth: level the ground for a lawn.
  • An area of land designated for a particular purpose. Often used in the plural: a burial ground; parade grounds.
  • 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.
  • An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle: The soldiers held their ground against the enemy. Character witnesses helped the defendant stand her ground in the trial.
  • Something that serves as a foundation or means of attachment for something else: a ground of white paint under the mural.
  • A surrounding area; a background.
  • The foundation for an argument, a belief, or an action; a basis. Often used in the plural.
  • The underlying condition prompting an action; a cause. Often used in the plural: grounds for suspicion; a ground for divorce. See Synonyms at base1.
  • An area of reference or discussion; a subject: The professor covered new ground in every lecture.
  • The sediment at or from the bottom of a liquid: coffee grounds.
  • Electricity A large conducting body, such as the earth or an electric circuit connected to the earth, used as an arbitrary zero of potential.
  • Electricity A conducting object, such as a wire, that is connected to such a position of zero potential.
  • To place on or cause to touch the ground.
  • To provide a basis for (a theory, for example); justify.
  • To supply with basic information; instruct in fundamentals.
  • To prevent (an aircraft or a pilot) from flying.
  • Informal To restrict (someone) especially to a certain place as a punishment.
  • Electricity To connect (an electric circuit) to a ground.
  • Nautical To run (a vessel) aground.
  • Baseball To hit (a ball) onto the ground.
  • Football To throw (a ball) to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage.
  • To touch or reach the ground.
  • Baseball To hit a ground ball: grounded to the second baseman.