Definition of grounding

  1. grounding Noun The return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience.
  2. grounding Noun The collision of a ship with ground beneath the surface of the water.
  3. grounding Noun The permanence of aircraft on land because of government action.
  4. grounding Noun The interconnecting metal chassis/frame of a device, appliance, machine, or metal raceway via a designated conductor to earth at the Service Panel. The conductor may be bare or covered (with green plastic which may have a yellow stripe (US).) This conductor does NOT carry current in normal operation.
  5. grounding Noun The absorption of energy through visualized "roots" descending from oneself into the ground, using Qi.
  6. grounding Verb Present participle of ground
  7. ground Noun The surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.
  8. ground Noun Terrain.
  9. ground Noun Soil, earth.
  10. ground Noun The bottom of a body of water.
  11. ground Noun Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
  12. ground Noun Background, context, framework, surroundings.
  13. ground Noun A soccer stadium.
  14. ground Noun An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
  15. ground Noun A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
  16. 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")
  17. ground Verb To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
  18. 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.
  19. ground Verb To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
  20. ground Verb To gain a basic education (of a particular subject).
  21. ground Verb to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
  22. 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
  23. ground Verb Past of grind
  24. ground Adjective Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
  25. ground Adjective Processed by grinding.
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