HyperDic: ground

English > 23 senses of the word ground:
NOUNobjectground, land, dry land, earth, solid ground, terra firmathe solid part of the earth's surface
motiveground, reasona rational motive for a belief or action
substanceground, earththe loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
relationground, footing, basisa relation that provides the foundation for something
locationgrounda position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
cognitionground, backgroundthe part of a scene (or picture / picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
objectground, land, soilmaterial in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
cognitiongrounda relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
artifactground, eartha connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
artifactground(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
artifactground, flat coat, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoatthe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
VERBcontactground, anchorfix firmly and stably
contactgroundconfine or restrict to the ground
contactgroundplace or put on the ground
communicationgroundinstruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
motionground, strand, run agroundbring to the ground
motionground, run agroundhit or reach the ground
contactgroundthrow to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
contactgroundhit a groundball
contactgroundhit onto the ground
contactground, prime, undercoatcover with a primer
contactgroundconnect to a ground
cognitionground, establish, base, founduse as a basis for
ground > pronunciation
Soundsgraw'nd
Rhymesabound ... wound: 56 rhymes with awnd...
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 1, object
MeaningThe solid part of the earth's surface.
Example "he dropped the logs on the ground"
Synonymsland, dry land, earth, solid ground, terra firma
InstancesAmericaNorth America and South America and Central America
Part ofEarth, earth, world, globeThe 3rd planet from the sun
NarrowerarchipelagoA group of many islands in a large body of water
beachfrontA strip of land running along a beach
cape, nessA strip of land projecting into a body of water
coastal plainA plain adjacent to a coast
floorThe ground on which people and animals move about
forelandLand forming the forward margin of something
forest, woodland, timberland, timberLand that is covered with trees and shrubs
islandA land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
isthmusA relatively narrow strip of land (with water on both sides) connecting two larger / larger land areas
landmass, land massA large continuous extent of land
mainlandThe main land mass of a country or continent
neckA narrow elongated projecting strip of land
oxbowThe land inside an oxbow bend in a river
peninsulaA large mass of land projecting into a body of water
plain, field, champaignextensive tract of level open land
slashAn open tract of land in a forest / forest that is strewn with debris from logging (or fire or wind)
wonderlandA place or scene of great or strange beauty or wonder
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishsuelo, terreno, tierra firme, tierra
Catalansòl, terra ferma, terra
Verbsgroundplace or put on the ground
groundconfine or restrict to the ground
groundhit onto the ground
groundthrow to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
groundhit or reach the ground
groundbring to the ground
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 2, motive
MeaningA rational motive for a belief or action.
Example "the grounds for their declaration"
Synonymreason
Narroweroccasionreason
score, accountgrounds
why, whereforeThe cause or intention underlying an action or situation, especially in the phrase 'the whys and wherefores'
Broaderrational motiveA motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument
Spanishcausa, razón
Catalanraó
Verbsgrounduse as a basis for
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 3, substance
MeaningThe loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface.
Synonymearth
Narrowerdiatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhrA light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
moraineaccumulated earth and stones deposited by a glacier
saproliteA deposit of clay and disintegrating rock that is found in its original place
soil, dirtThe part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Spanishsuelo, tierra
Catalanterra
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 4, relation
MeaningA relation that provides the foundation for something.
Synonymsfooting, basis
Narrowercommon groundA basis agreed to by all parties for reaching a mutual understanding
BroaderfoundationThe basis on which something is grounded
Spanishbase, cimentación, cimiento, fundamento
Catalanbase
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle).
Examples
  • "they gained ground step by step"
  • "they fought to regain the lost ground"
Broadermilitary position, positionA point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 6, cognition
MeaningThe part of a scene (or picture / picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground.
Example"he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
Synonymbackground
Broaderview, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panoramaThe visual percept of a region
Spanishfondo, segundo plano
Catalanfons, segon pla
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 7, object
Meaningmaterial in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use).
Synonymsland, soil
NarrowerbadlandsDeeply eroded barren land
bottomland, bottomlow-lying alluvial land near a river
coastlandLand in a coastal area
cultivated land, farmland, plowland, ploughland, tilled land, tillage, tiltharable land that is worked by plowing and sowing and raising crops
overburdenThe surface soil that must be moved away to get at coal seams and mineral deposits
permafrostground that is permanently frozen
polderlow-lying land that has been reclaimed and is protected by dikes (especially in the Netherlands)
rangelandLand suitable for grazing livestock
scablands(geology) flat elevated land with poor soil and little vegetation that is scarred by dry channels of glacial origin (especially in eastern Washington)
turf, sod, sward, greenswardsurface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
wetlandA low area where the land is saturated with water
Broaderobject, physical objectA tangible and visible entity
Spanishsuelo, tierra
Catalansòl, terra, terreny
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 8, cognition
MeaningA relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused.
Broaderpercept, perception, perceptual experienceThe representation of what is perceived
OppositefigureA unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 9, artifact
MeaningA connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage).
Synonymearth
CategoryelectricityA physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
Broaderconnection, connexion, connector, connecter, connectiveAn instrumentality that connects
Spanishmasa, tierra
Catalanterra
Verbsgroundconnect to a ground
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 10, artifact
Meaning(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting.
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
BroadersurfaceThe outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
English > ground: 23 senses > noun 11, artifact
MeaningThe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface.
Synonymsflat coat, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat
NarrowercouchA flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer
Broadercoat of paintA layer of paint covering something else
Spanishprimera mano
Catalanprimera mà
Verbsgroundcover with a primer
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFix firmly and stably.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymanchor
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishanclar
Catalanancorar
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningConfine or restrict to the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
Broaderrestrain, confine, hold, constrainTo close within bounds, limit or hold back / back from movement
Nounsgroundthe solid part of the earth's surface
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningplace or put on the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderput, set, place, pose, position, layPut into a certain place or abstract location
Nounsgroundthe solid part of the earth's surface
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaninginstruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderteach, learn, instructImpart skills or knowledge to
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningBring to the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"the storm grounded the ship"
Synonymsstrand, run aground
Cause toground, run agroundhit or reach the ground
BroaderlandBring ashore
Spanishvarar
Nounsgroundthe solid part of the earth's surface
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 6, motion
Meaninghit or reach the ground.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymrun aground
Caused byground, strand, run agroundBring to the ground
Broaderreach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gainReach a destination / destination, either real or abstract
Spanishencallar, tocar tierra
Nounsgroundthe solid part of the earth's surface
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 7, contact
MeaningThrow to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categoryfootball, football gameAny of various games / games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
BroaderthrowPropel through the air
Similar togroundhit onto the ground
Nounsgroundthe solid part of the earth's surface
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 8, contact
Meaninghit a groundball.
PatternIt is ----ing
Example"he grounded to the second baseman"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Similar togroundhit onto the ground
Spanishroletear
Nounsgrounder(baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 9, contact
Meaninghit onto the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
BroaderhitCause to move by striking
Similar togroundhit a groundball
groundThrow to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
Spanishbasar
Nounsgroundthe solid part of the earth's surface
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 10, contact
MeaningCover with a primer; apply a primer to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey want to ground the doors
Synonymsprime, undercoat
Broaderpaintapply paint to
Spanishimprimar, preparar, solar
Nounsgroundthe first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 11, contact
MeaningConnect to a ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
NarrowerearthConnect to the earth
Broaderconnect, link, tie, link upConnect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
Spanishsolar
Nounsgrounda connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
groundingfastening electrical equipment to earth
English > ground: 23 senses > verb 12, cognition
MeaningUse as a basis for; found on.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymsestablish, base, found
Narrowerbuildfound or ground
Spanishbasar, establecer, fundamentar, fundar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, sustentar
Catalanbasar, establir, fonamentar, fundar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, sustentar
Nounsgrounda rational motive for a belief or action

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