Definitions for ground

Definitions for (noun) ground

Main entry: flat coat, primer, primer coat, priming, priming coat, undercoat, ground

Definition: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

Main entry: ground

Definition: (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

Main entry: ground, earth

Definition: a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

Main entry: ground

Definition: a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

Main entry: background, ground

Definition: the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

Usage: he posed her against a background of rolling hills

Main entry: ground

Definition: a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)

Usage: they gained ground step by step; they fought to regain the lost ground

Main entry: reason, ground

Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action

Usage: the reason that war was declared; the grounds for their declaration

Main entry: land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, dry land, earth

Definition: the solid part of the earth's surface

Usage: 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

Main entry: ground, land, soil

Definition: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

Usage: the land had never been plowed; good agricultural soil

Main entry: footing, ground, basis

Definition: a relation that provides the foundation for something

Usage: they were on a friendly footing; he worked on an interim basis

Main entry: ground, earth

Definition: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

Usage: they dug into the earth outside the church

Definitions for (verb) ground

Main entry: found, establish, ground, base

Definition: use as a basis for; found on

Usage: base a claim on some observation

Main entry: ground

Definition: instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

Main entry: ground

Definition: connect to a ground

Usage: ground the electrical connections for safety reasons

Main entry: anchor, ground

Definition: fix firmly and stably

Usage: anchor the lamppost in concrete

Main entry: undercoat, prime, ground

Definition: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Main entry: ground

Definition: hit onto the ground

Main entry: ground

Definition: hit a groundball

Usage: he grounded to the second baseman

Main entry: ground

Definition: throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

Main entry: ground

Definition: place or put on the ground

Main entry: ground

Definition: confine or restrict to the ground

Usage: After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot

Main entry: run aground, ground

Definition: hit or reach the ground

Main entry: ground, run aground, strand

Definition: bring to the ground

Usage: the storm grounded the ship

Visual thesaurus for ground