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ground

 
Adjective ground has 1 sense
  1. crushed, ground - broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone; "paved with crushed bluestone"; "ground glass is used as an abrasive"
    Antonym: unbroken (indirect, via broken)
Noun ground has 11 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is a kind of object, physical object
    --1 is a part of Earth, world, globe
    --1 has particulars:
     America, the Americas; archipelago; beachfront; cape, ness; coastal plain; floor; foreland; forest, woodland, timberland, timber; hills; island; isthmus; landmass; mainland; neck; oxbow; peninsula; plain, field, champaign; slash; wonderland
    Derived forms: verb ground9, verb ground7, verb ground6, verb ground5, verb ground3, verb ground2
  2. reason, ground - a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
    --2 is a kind of rational motive
    --2 has particulars: occasion; score, account; why, wherefore
    Derived form: verb ground12
  3. earth, ground - the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
    --3 is a kind of material, stuff
    --3 has particulars:
     moraine; diatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhr; saprolite; soil, dirt
  4. footing, basis, ground - a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
    --4 is a kind of foundation
    --4 has particulars: common ground
  5. 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"
    --5 is a kind of
    military position, position
  6. 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"
    --6 is a kind of view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama
  7. 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"
    --7 is a kind of object, physical object
    --7 has particulars:
     badlands; bottomland, bottom; coastland; cultivated land, farmland, plowland, ploughland, tilled land, tillage, tilth; overburden; permafrost; rangeland; turf, sod, sward, greensward; wetland
  8. ground - a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
    --8 is a kind of
    percept, perception, perceptual experience
    Antonyms: figure
  9. ground, earth - a connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage)
    --9 is a kind of connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
    Derived form: verb ground11
  10. ground - (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
    --10 is a kind of
    surface
  11. flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat - the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
    --11 is a kind of coat of paint
    --11 has particulars: couch
    Derived form: verb ground10
Verb grind has 12 senses
  1. crunch, cranch, craunch, grind - press or grind with a crunching noise
    --1 is a kind of fasten, fix, secure; press; fasten, fix, secure; press
    Derived forms: noun grind3, noun grind3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    crunch, cranch, craunch, grind
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    anchor, ground
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    crunch, cranch, craunch, grind
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. grate, grind - make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"
    --2 is a kind of restrain, confine, hold; break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise; restrain, confine, hold; break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Derived forms: noun ground1, noun grind3, noun grinding2, noun ground1, noun grind3, noun grinding2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    grate, grind
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    ground
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    grate, grind
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  3. grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute - reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"
    --3 is a kind of put, set, place, pose, position, lay; break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise; put, set, place, pose, position, lay; break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise
    Derived forms: noun ground1, noun grind3, noun grinder2, noun grinder3, noun grinding3, noun grinding1, noun ground1, noun grind3, noun grinder2, noun grinder3, noun grinding3, noun grinding1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    ground
    Somebody ----s something
    grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil - work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"
    --4 is a kind of teach, learn, instruct; work, do work; teach, learn, instruct; work, do work
    Derived forms: noun grind1, noun grind2, noun grind1, noun grind2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    ground
    Somebody ----s somebody
    labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
  5. 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
    --5 is a kind of
    land; dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe; land; dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe
    Derived forms: noun ground1, noun ground1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    grind
    They grind
    ground, run aground
    Somebody ----s something
    grind
    They grind
  6. ground, run aground - hit or reach the ground
    --6 is a kind of reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain; reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
    Derived forms: noun ground1, noun ground1
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    ground, run aground
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  7. ground - throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
    --7 is a kind of throw; throw
    Derived forms: noun ground1, noun ground1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    ground
    Somebody ----s something
  8. ground - hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"
    --8 is a kind of hit; hit
    Derived forms: noun grounder1, noun grounder1
    Sample sentences:
    It is ----ing
    ground
    It is ----ing
  9. ground - hit onto the ground
    --9 is a kind of hit; hit
    Derived forms: noun ground1, noun ground1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    ground
    Somebody ----s something
  10. prime, ground, undercoat - cover with a primer; apply a primer to
    --10 is a kind of paint; paint
    Derived forms: noun ground11, noun ground11
    Sample sentences:
    They want to ground the doors
    prime, ground, undercoat
    They want to ground the doors
  11. ground - connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
    --11 is a kind of connect, link, tie, link up; connect, link, tie, link up
    Derived forms: noun ground9, noun grounding2, noun ground9, noun grounding2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    ground
    Somebody ----s something
  12. establish, base, ground, found - use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
    Derived forms: noun ground2, noun ground2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something PP
    5 senses of grind
    establish, base, ground, found
    Somebody ----s something PP
    5 senses of grind
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