Definition of ground
- imp. & p. p. - of Grind
- n. - The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or
some indefinite portion of it.
- n. - A floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth.
- n. - Any definite portion of the earth's surface; region;
territory; country. Hence: A territory appropriated to, or resorted to,
for a particular purpose; the field or place of action; as, a hunting
or fishing ground; a play ground.
- n. - Land; estate; possession; field; esp. (pl.), the gardens,
lawns, fields, etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the grounds of the
estate are well kept.
- n. - The basis on which anything rests; foundation. Hence: The
foundation of knowledge, belief, or conviction; a premise, reason, or
datum; ultimate or first principle; cause of existence or occurrence;
originating force or agency; as, the ground of my hope.
- n. - That surface upon which the figures of a composition are
set, and which relieves them by its plainness, being either of one tint
or of tints but slightly contrasted with one another; as, crimson
Bowers on a white ground.
- n. - In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised
- n. - In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the
embroidered pattern is applied; as, Brussels ground. See Brussels lace,
- n. - A gummy composition spread over the surface of a metal to
be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is
made by the needle.
- n. - One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to
which moldings, etc., are attached; -- usually in the plural.
- n. - A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars
of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
- n. - The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
- n. - A conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth
is made part of an electrical circuit.
- n. - Sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees;
feces; as, coffee grounds.
- n. - The pit of a theater.
- v. t. - To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
- v. t. - To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or
principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
- v. t. - To instruct in elements or first principles.
- v. t. - To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a
part of an electrical circuit.
- v. t. - To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching
(see Ground, n., 5); or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint
as a preparation for ornament.
- v. i. - To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed;
as, the ship grounded on the bar.
- - imp. & p. p. of Grind.
The word ground is a 6 letter word that has 1 syllable . The syllable division for ground is: ground