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Ground 1

Definition: of Grind

Ground 2

Definition: The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it.

Ground 3

Definition: A floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth.

Ground 4

Definition: 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 5

Definition: The basis on which anything rests; foundation. 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 6

Definition: 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 7

Definition: In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.

Ground 8

Definition: In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied; as, Brussels ground. See Brussels lace, under Brussels.

Ground 9

Definition: 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 10

Definition: One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which moldings, etc., are attached; usually in the plural.

Ground 11

Definition: A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.

Ground 12

Definition: The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.

Ground 13

Definition: A conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth is made part of an electrical circuit.

Ground 14

Definition: Sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee grounds.

Ground 15

Definition: The pit of a theater.

Ground 16

Definition: To lay, set, or run, on the ground.

Ground 17

Definition: To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.

Ground 18

Definition: To instruct in elements or first principles.

Ground 19

Definition: To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.

Ground 20

Definition: 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 21

Definition: To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar.

Ground 22

Definition: imp. p. p. of Grind.

ground 23

Definition: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

ground 24

Definition: (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

ground 25

Definition: a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage)

ground 26

Definition: a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

ground 27

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

ground 28

Definition: 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 29

Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"

ground 30

Definition: 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 31

Definition: 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 32

Definition: a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

ground 33

Definition: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"

ground 34

Definition: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

ground 35

Definition: instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

ground 36

Definition: connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

ground 37

Definition: fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

ground 38

Definition: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

ground 39

Definition: hit onto the ground

ground 40

Definition: hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"

ground 41

Definition: throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

ground 42

Definition: place or put on the ground

ground 43

Definition: confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"

ground 44

Definition: hit or reach the ground

ground 45

Definition: bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"

ground 46

Definition: broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone; "paved with crushed bluestone"; "ground glass is used as an abrasive"


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