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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 information; object, physical object; information; object, physical object
    --1 is a part of Earth, world, globe
    --1 has particulars:
     probable cause; proof, cogent evidence; disproof, falsification, refutation; lead, track, trail; symptom; sign; land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma; 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; evidence, grounds; probable cause; proof, cogent evidence; disproof, falsification, refutation; lead, track, trail; symptom; sign; land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma; 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 field; rational motive; field; rational motive
    --2 has particulars:
     backyard; court, courtyard; dooryard; front yard; garden; playground; side yard; reason, ground; occasion; score, account; why, wherefore; yard, grounds, curtilage; backyard; court, courtyard; dooryard; front yard; garden; playground; side yard; reason, ground; 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 tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel; material, stuff; tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel; material, stuff
    --3 has particulars:
     moraine; diatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhr; saprolite; soil, dirt; earth, ground; 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 justification; foundation; justification; foundation
    --4 has particulars: common ground; footing, basis, ground; 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
    sediment, deposit; military position, position; sediment, deposit; military position, position
    --5 has particulars:
     coffee grounds; 6 of 11 senses of ground ; dregs, grounds, settlings; coffee grounds; 6 of 11 senses of ground
  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; 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; 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; land, ground, soil; 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; 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; 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; 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; coat of paint
    --11 has particulars:
     couch; flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat; couch
    Derived form: verb ground10
Verb ground has 12 senses
  1. anchor, ground - fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
    --1 is one way to fasten, fix, secure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. ground - confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
    --2 is one way to
    restrain, confine, hold
    Derived form: noun ground1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. ground - place or put on the ground
    --3 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun ground1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. ground - instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
    --4 is one way to
    teach, learn, instruct
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. ground, run aground - bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"
    --5 is one way to land
    Derived form: noun ground1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. ground, run aground - hit or reach the ground
    --6 is one way to reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain
    Derived form: noun ground1
    Sample sentences:
    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 one way to
    throw
    Derived form: noun ground1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  8. ground - hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"
    --8 is one way to
    hit
    Derived form: noun grounder1
    Sample sentence:
    It is ----ing
  9. ground - hit onto the ground
    --9 is one way to
    hit
    Derived form: noun ground1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  10. prime, ground, undercoat - cover with a primer; apply a primer to
    --10 is one way to paint
    Derived form: noun ground11
    Sample sentence:
    They want to ground the doors
  11. ground - connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
    --11 is one way to
    connect, link, tie, link up
    Derived forms: noun ground9, noun grounding2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. establish, base, ground, found - use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
    Derived form: noun ground2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
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