Meaning of ground

Definition of ground

(noun) 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"
a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
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"
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
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"
a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
(verb) fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
place or put on the ground
bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"
hit or reach the ground
throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"
hit onto the ground
cover with a primer; apply a primer to
connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

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