grounded

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adjective ground·ed \ˈgr'un-dəd\

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

Origin and Etymology of grounded

see 1ground


First Known Use: 1958




GROUNDED Defined for English Language Learners

grounded

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adjective ground·ed \ˈgr'un-dəd\

Definition of grounded for English Language Learners

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



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