Definition of ground

Definition of ground
  1. ground Noun The surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.
  2. ground Noun Terrain.
  3. ground Noun Soil, earth.
  4. ground Noun The bottom of a body of water.
  5. ground Noun Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
  6. ground Noun Background, context, framework, surroundings.
  7. ground Noun A soccer stadium.
  8. ground Noun An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
  9. ground Noun A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
  10. ground Noun The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; that part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to "make one's ground")
  11. ground Verb To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
  12. ground Verb To require a disobedient child to remain at home or refrain from other privileges such as uses of the Internet, phone, TV, or music, usually as a punishment.
  13. ground Verb To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
  14. ground Verb To gain a basic education (of a particular subject).
  15. ground Verb to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
  16. ground Verb (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out
  17. ground Verb Past of grind
  18. ground Adjective Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
  19. ground Adjective Processed by grinding.
  20. grind Verb To make smaller by breaking with a device.
  21. grind Verb To rotate the hips suggestively.
  22. grind Verb To remove material by rubbing with an abrasive surface.
  23. grind Verb To slide the flat portion of a skateboard or snowboard across an obstacle such as a railing.
  24. grind Verb To repeat a task in a MMORPG or role-playing video game in order to gain levels or items.
  25. grind Verb To eat.
  26. grind Noun A specific degree of pulverization of coffee beans.
  27. grind Noun A tedious task.
  28. grind Noun A grinding trick on a skateboard or snowboard.
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