Definitions of ground

  1. To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
  2. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
  3. To instruct in elements or first principles.
  4. To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.
  5. To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching ( see Ground, n., 5); or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
  6. To place or set on or in the earth; teach the first principles to.
  7. To fix on a foundation or principle: to instruct in first principles.
  8. To run aground.
  9. To fix as a foundation; instruct in principles.
  10. To found; establish; train in first principles.
  11. To fix in the ground; run aground.
  12. To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar.
  13. To run on to land; said of vessels.
  14. To strike the bottom and remain fixed.
  15. To strike the bottom, as a ship.
  16. cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  17. hit or reach the ground
  18. To run aground; fall to the ground.
  19. To lay or set on the ground; to base; to instruct in first principles; to run aground.
  20. To lay or place on the ground; to settle in first principles; to fasten or strike on the bottom, as a ship in too shallow water.
  21. Dregs.
  22. a connection between an electrical device and the earth ( which is a zero voltage)
  23. the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; " they dug into the earth outside the church"
  24. ( art) the surface ( as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
  25. a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
  26. 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"
  27. a rational motive for a belief or action; " the reason that war was declared"; " the grounds for their declaration"
  28. The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it.
  29. A floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth.
  30. Any definite portion of the earth's surface; region; territory; country. Hence: A territory appropriated to, or resorted to, for a particular purpose; the field or place of action; as, a hunting or fishing ground; a play ground.
  31. Land; estate; possession; field; esp. ( pl.), the gardens, lawns, fields, etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the grounds of the estate are well kept.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.
  35. In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied; as, Brussels ground. See Brussels lace, under Brussels.
  36. 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.
  37. A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
  38. The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
  39. Sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee grounds.
  40. The pit of a theater.
  41. One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which moldings, etc., are attached; - usually in the plural.
  42. The earth or soil; surface of a floor or pavement; land; territory; country; estate; usually in plural; foundation; cause or reason; origin; original principle.
  43. The surface of the earth: a portion of the earth's surface: land: field: the floor, etc.: position: field or place of action: ( lit. or fig.) that on which something is raised: foundation: reason: ( art.) the surface on which the figures are represented.
  44. Surface of the earth; soil; land; foundation.
  45. The surface of the earth; land.
  46. A base; starting point; reason.
  47. The surface of the earth; territory; land; the surface of a floor or pavement; foundation; cause or reason; first principle; that which is first put on the surface on which a figure or object is represented; the principal colour, to which others are considered as ornamental; composition spread over the surface of the metal to be etched; field or place of action; the name given to a composition in which the base, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a continually varying melody.
  48. The earth or soil, as distinguished from air or water; the surface or upper part of the earth; soil; territory or region; estate or possession; that which supports anything; fundamental cause; primary reason; in a painting, the primary or principal colour; fundamental substance.
  49. broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e. g. ore or stone; " paved with crushed bluestone"; " ground glass is used as an abrasive"
  50. instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  51. connect to a ground; " ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
  52. hit onto the ground
  53. hit a groundball; " he grounded to the second baseman"
  54. throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
  55. confine or restrict to the ground; " After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
  56. bring to the ground; " the storm grounded the ship"
  57. imp. & amp; p. p. of Grind.
  58. imp. & p. p. of Grind.
  59. Pa. t. and pa. p. of GRIND.
  60. Of to grind.
  61. Imp & pp. of GRIND, v.
  62. On the ground; radical; fundamental. To break ground, to be the first to open up. To gain ground, to advance; to proceed forward; to gain credit; to prevail. To lose ground, to retire; to retreat; to lose credit; to decline. To give ground, to recede; to yield advantage.
  63. Did grind.