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ground

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 3)

having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something
  • chopping wood with a finely ground axe

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ground

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of ground (Entry 2 of 3)

1 grounds plural the area around and belonging to a building
  • an escorted tour of the White House and its surrounding grounds

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2 grounds plural matter that settles to the bottom of a body of liquid
  • strain the coffee to remove the grounds

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3 grounds plural something (as a belief) that serves as the basis for another thing
  • evicted the tenants on the grounds that they violated the lease

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4 a small area of usually open land
  • I'll meet you at the parade ground in two hours

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5 an immaterial thing upon which something else rests
  • opposed to the notion that religious law should be used as a ground for civil law

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6 the loose surface material in which plants naturally grow
  • stuck the shovel in the ground and went inside for a glass of water

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7 the physical conditions or features that form the setting against which something is viewed
  • take her picture against a blue ground in order to bring out her blue eyes

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8 the solid part of our planet's surface as distinguished from the sea and air
  • was glad to be back on the ground after a turbulent flight

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ground

verb

Synonyms of ground (Entry 3 of 3)

to find a basis
  • you're grounding your entire case on circumstantial evidence

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The first known use of ground was before the 12th century

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“Ground.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/ground. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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