Dictionary Results for ground


1. ground - noun

· the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"

Synonym(s): land, dry_land, earth, solid_ground, terra_firma

Hypernym(s): object, physical_object




2. ground - noun

· a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"

Synonym(s): reason

Hypernym(s): rational_motive




3. ground - noun

· the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"

Synonym(s): earth

Hypernym(s): material, stuff




4. ground - noun

· a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

Synonym(s): footing, basis

Hypernym(s): foundation




5. ground - noun

· a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle); "they gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground"

Hypernym(s): military_position, position




6. ground - noun

· the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"

Synonym(s): background

Hypernym(s): view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama




7. ground - noun

· material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"

Synonym(s): land, soil

Hypernym(s): object, physical_object




8. ground - noun

· a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

Hypernym(s): percept, perception, perceptual_experience

Antonym(s): figure




9. ground - noun

· a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

Synonym(s): earth

Hypernym(s): connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective




10. ground - noun

· (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

Hypernym(s): surface




11. ground - noun

· the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

Synonym(s): flat_coat, primer, priming, primer_coat, priming_coat, undercoat

Hypernym(s): coat_of_paint




12. ground - verb

· fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

Synonym(s): anchor

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




13. ground - verb

· confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"

Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain




14. ground - verb

· place or put on the ground

Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay




15. ground - verb

· instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

Hypernym(s): teach, learn, instruct




16. ground - verb

· bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"

Synonym(s): strand, run_aground

Hypernym(s): land




17. ground - verb

· hit or reach the ground

Synonym(s): run_aground

Hypernym(s): reach, make, attain, hit, arrive_at, gain




18. ground - verb

· throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

Hypernym(s): throw




19. ground - verb

· hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"

Hypernym(s): hit




20. ground - verb

· hit onto the ground

Hypernym(s): hit




21. ground - verb

· cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Synonym(s): prime, undercoat

Hypernym(s): paint




22. ground - verb

· connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

Hypernym(s): connect, link, tie, link_up




23. ground - verb

· use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

Synonym(s): establish, base, found




24. grind - verb

· press or grind with a crushing noise

Synonym(s): crunch, cranch, craunch

Hypernym(s): press




25. grind - verb

· make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"

Synonym(s): grate

Hypernym(s): break_up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise




26. grind - verb

· work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

Synonym(s): labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, drudge, dig, moil

Hypernym(s): work, do_work




27. grind - verb

· dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

Hypernym(s): dance, trip_the_light_fantastic, trip_the_light_fantastic_toe




28. grind - verb

· reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

Synonym(s): mash, crunch, bray, comminute

Hypernym(s): break_up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise




29. grind - verb

· created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl"

Hypernym(s): make, create




30. grind - verb

· shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

Hypernym(s): shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge





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