1. The solid part of the earth's surface (synset 109357302)
    "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"
  2. A rational motive for a belief or action (synset 109201896)
    "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
  3. The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface (synset 114867162)
    "they dug into the earth outside the church"
  4. A relation that provides the foundation for something (synset 113813124)
    "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
  5. A position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle) (synset 108597662)
    "they gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground"
  6. The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground (synset 105942570)
    "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
  7. Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use) (synset 109358146)
    "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
  8. A relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused (synset 105939360)
  9. A connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage) (synset 103467679)
  10. (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting (synset 103467526)
  11. The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface (synset 103365691)
  1. Fix firmly and stably (synset 201307604)
    "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
  2. Confine or restrict to the ground (synset 201505401)
    "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
  3. Place or put on the ground (synset 201505293)
  4. Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject (synset 200832309)
  5. Bring to the ground (synset 202026332)
    "the storm grounded the ship"
  6. Hit or reach the ground (synset 202026205)
  7. Throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage (synset 201409338)
  8. Hit a groundball (synset 201409166)
    "he grounded to the second baseman"
  9. Hit onto the ground (synset 201409010)
  10. Cover with a primer;
    Apply a primer to (synset 201368058)
  11. Connect to a ground (synset 201295137)
    "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
  12. Use as a basis for;
    Found on (synset 200638550)
    "base a claim on some observation"

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