Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

grounded

play
adjective ground·ed \ˈgrȧun-dəd\

Simple Definition of grounded

  • —used to describe a person who is sensible and has a good understanding of what is really important in life

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of grounded

  1. :  mentally and emotionally stable :  admirably sensible, realistic, and unpretentious <remains grounded despite all the praise and attention>

Examples of grounded in a sentence

  1. <once his boat was grounded, all he could do was wait for the tide to come back in and raise it off the sand bar>



1958

First Known Use of grounded

1958

Rhymes with grounded




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up grounded? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt oily maudlin angry
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ