Ground - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡraʊnd|  American pronunciation of the word ground
Brit.  |ɡraʊnd|  British pronunciation of the word ground
- this word is a past tense form of the verbto grind
- this word is a past participle form of the verbto grind

noun

- the solid part of the earth's surface(syn: earth, land)
- a rational motive for a belief or action(syn: reason)
- the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface (syn: earth)
- a relation that provides the foundation for something (syn: basis, footing)
- a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
- the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground(syn: background)
- material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use) (syn: land, soil)

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verb

- fix firmly and stably (syn: anchor)
- confine or restrict to the ground
- place or put on the ground
- instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
- bring to the ground(syn: strand)
- hit or reach the ground
- throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

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Examples

An apple fell to the ground.

Mechanical problems kept the plane on the ground.

They were lying on the ground.

The flight was watched by many observers on the ground.

Planting seeds in the ground

She drove a spike into the ground.

They built their house on bare ground.

We realized that we were on hallowed ground.

They built their house on high ground.

After that bumpy plane ride it's good to be back on the ground.

The ground must be plowed in early spring.

Houses should be built on high ground.

The leaves were slowly fluttering to the ground.

He lay on the ground and stared up at the sky.

The ground was frozen solid.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: ground
he/she/it: grounds
present participle: grounding
past tense: grounded
past participle: grounded
noun
singular: ground
plural: grounds
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