well-grounded

adjective well-ground·ed \ ˈwel-ˈgrau̇n-dəd \

Definition of well-grounded

1 : having a firm foundation
  • well-grounded in Latin and Greek

First Known Use of well-grounded

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 2

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WELL-GROUNDED Defined for English Language Learners

well-grounded

Definition of well-grounded for English Language Learners

  • : having good training in a subject or activity



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