ground

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ground is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
green - ground - group

Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
ground

Plural
grounds

People walking on the ground
  1. (uncountable) The ground is what you stand or sit on when you are outside.
    I ran out of the house and fell on the ground.
  2. (uncountable) Ground is terrain; it is the land.
  3. (uncountable) Ground is earth or soil.
  4. (countable) A ground is the bottom of a body of water.
  5. (uncountable) The ground for something is the basis or foundation of it.
  6. (countable) The ground for something is the background or context of it.
  7. (sports), (countable) A ground is a soccer stadium.


Related words[change]

Verb 1[change]

Plain form
ground

Third-person singular
grounds

Past tense
grounded

Past participle
grounded

Present participle
grounding

  1. (transitive) If you ground a pilot of an airplane, you stop them from flying.
    The plane had been grounded because of the blizzard.
  2. (transitive) If you ground a circuit of electricity, you connect it with a ground.
  3. (transitive) If you ground a child, you take away their privileges, like the phone and the television, and not allow them to go out, usually as a punishment.

Verb 2[change]

Plain form
grind

Third-person singular
grinds

Past tense
ground

Past participle
ground

Present participle
grinding

  1. The past tense and past participle of grind.

Adjective[change]

Positive
ground

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

  1. If something is ground, it is crushed into small particles.
  2. If something is ground, it has been prepared through grinding.

Synonyms[change]