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Ground 1Definition: of Grind
Ground 2Definition: The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it.
Ground 3Definition: A floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth.
Ground 4Definition: Land; estate; possession; field;
esp. (pl.), the
gardens, lawns, fields, etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the
grounds of the estate are well kept.
Ground 5Definition: The basis on which anything
Hence: The foundation of knowledge, belief, or conviction; a premise, reason, or datum; ultimate or first principle; cause of existence or occurrence; originating force or agency; as, the ground of my hope.
Ground 6Definition: That surface upon which the
figures of a composition are set, and which
relieves them by its plainness, being either of one tint or of
tints but slightly contrasted with one another; as, crimson
Bowers on a white ground.
Ground 7Definition: In sculpture, a flat surface upon which
figures are raised in relief.
Ground 8Definition: In point lace, the net of small
meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied; as, Brussels ground. See Brussels lace, under Brussels.
Ground 9Definition: A gummy composition spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
Ground 10Definition: One of the
pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which
moldings, etc., are attached;
usually in the plural.
Ground 11Definition: A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few
bars of independent
notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
Ground 12Definition: The tune on which
descants are raised; the plain song.
Ground 13Definition: A conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth is made part of an electrical circuit.
Ground 14Definition: Sediment at the bottom of
liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee
Ground 15Definition: The pit of a theater.
Ground 16Definition: To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
Ground 17Definition: To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
Ground 18Definition: To instruct in
elements or first
Ground 19Definition: To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.
Ground 20Definition: To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching (see Ground, n., or as paper or other
materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
Ground 21Definition: To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar.
Ground 22Definition: imp. p. p. of Grind.
ground 23Definition: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
ground 24Definition: (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
ground 25Definition: a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage)
ground 26Definition: a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
ground 27Definition: the part of a scene (or picture) that
objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
ground 28Definition: 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"
ground 29Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
ground 30Definition: 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"
ground 31Definition: 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 32Definition: a relation that
provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
ground 33Definition: the loose soft material that
makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
ground 34Definition: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
ground 35Definition: instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
ground 36Definition: connect to a ground; "ground the electrical
connections for safety
ground 37Definition: fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
ground 38Definition: cover with a primer; apply a primer to
ground 39Definition: hit onto the ground
ground 40Definition: hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second
ground 41Definition: throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
ground 42Definition: place or put on the ground
ground 43Definition: confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
ground 44Definition: hit or reach the ground
ground 45Definition: bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"
ground 46Definition: broken or pounded into small
fragments; used of
e.g. ore or stone; "paved with crushed bluestone"; "ground glass is used as an abrasive"