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"

Synonym(s): evidence

Hypernym(s): information




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

Hypernym(s): field




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

Hypernym(s): justification




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"

Synonym(s): reason

Hypernym(s): rational_motive




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"

Synonym(s): earth

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

Hypernym(s): foundation




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"

Synonym(s): background

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

Antonym(s): figure




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)

Synonym(s): earth

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

Hypernym(s): surface




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

Hypernym(s): coat_of_paint




17. ground - verb

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

Synonym(s): anchor

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

Hypernym(s): land




22. ground - verb

· hit or reach the ground

Synonym(s): run_aground

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

Hypernym(s): throw




24. ground - verb

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

Hypernym(s): hit




25. ground - verb

· hit onto the ground

Hypernym(s): hit




26. ground - verb

· cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Synonym(s): prime, undercoat

Hypernym(s): paint




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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