Dictionary Results for grounds|
1. grounds - noun
· your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
2. grounds - noun
· the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was a small house with almost no yard"
Synonym(s): yard, curtilage
3. grounds - noun
· a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
Hypernym(s): tract, piece_of_land, piece_of_ground, parcel_of_land, parcel
4. grounds - noun
· a justification for something existing or happening; "he had no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
Synonym(s): cause, reason
5. grounds - noun
· dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue; "it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds"
Hypernym(s): dregs, settlings
6. 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
7. ground - noun
· a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
8. ground - noun
· the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
Hypernym(s): material, stuff
9. 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
10. 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
11. 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"
Hypernym(s): view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama
12. 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
13. ground - noun
· a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
Hypernym(s): percept, perception, perceptual_experience
14. 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)
Hypernym(s): connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective
15. ground - noun
· (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
16. 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
17. ground - verb
· fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure
18. ground - verb
· confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
Hypernym(s): restrain, confine, hold, constrain
19. ground - verb
· place or put on the ground
Hypernym(s): put, set, place, pose, position, lay
20. ground - verb
· instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
Hypernym(s): teach, learn, instruct
21. ground - verb
· bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"
Synonym(s): strand, run_aground
22. ground - verb
· hit or reach the ground
Hypernym(s): reach, make, attain, hit, arrive_at, gain
23. ground - verb
· throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
24. ground - verb
· hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"
25. ground - verb
· hit onto the ground
26. ground - verb
· cover with a primer; apply a primer to
Synonym(s): prime, undercoat
27. ground - verb
· connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
Hypernym(s): connect, link, tie, link_up
28. ground - verb
· use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
Synonym(s): establish, base, found
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