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l) 11. the earth’s surface and everything beneath it. 2) 11. the grade or elevation of the surface of the earth. 3) 11. a path for an electrical current to reach the earth (earth. in British English). 4) v. to create a path for an electrical current to reach the earth (earth. in British English).

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
ground (noun)
1.
a) the bottom of a body of water
b)
(1) - sediment
(2) ground coffee beans after brewing
2.
a) a basis for belief, action, or argument - ground for complaint often used in plural sufficient grounds for divorce
b) (1) a fundamental logical condition
(2) a basic metaphysical cause
3.
a) a surrounding area - background
b) material that serves as a substratum
4.
a) the surface of the earth
b) an area used for a particular purpose - the parade ground fishing grounds
c) the area around and belonging to a house or other building
d) an area to be won or defended in or as if in battle
e) an area of knowledge or special interest - covered a lot of ground in his lecture
5.
a) - soil earth
b) a special soil
6.
a) an object that makes an electrical connection with the earth
b) a large conducting body (as the earth) used as a common return for an electric circuit and as an arbitrary zero of potential
c) electric connection with a ground
7.
a football offense utilizing primarily running plays
ground (verb)
transitive verb
1.
a) to bring to or place on the ground
b) to cause to run aground
2.
a) to provide a reason or justification for - our fears about technological change may be well grounded L. K. Williams
b) to furnish with a foundation of knowledge - base an understanding … that is grounded in fact Michael Kimmelman
3.
to connect electrically with a ground
4.
a) to restrict to the ground - ground a pilot
b) to prohibit from taking part in some usual activities - grounded her for a week
5.
intransitive verb
to throw (a football) intentionally to the ground to avoid being tackled for a loss
1.
to have a ground or basis - rely
2.
to run aground
3.
to hit a - grounder grounded back to the pitcher
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ground (Wikipedia)

Ground may refer to:

  • The Earth's surface
  • Soil, a mixture of clay, sand and organic matter present on the surface of the Earth and serving as substrate for plant growth and micro-organisms development
  • Ground, in electrical engineering, something that is connected to the Earth or at the voltage defined as zero (in the U.S., called ground; in the UK, called earth):
  • Ground (often grounds), in law, a rational motive or basis for a belief, conviction, or action taken, such as a legal action or argument:
  • Common ground, in communication, people sharing some common understanding
  • Coffee grounds, ground coffee beans
  • Socially grounded argument—in philosophy, arguments that take social conditions as their starting point
  • Ground bass, in music, a bass part that continually repeats, while the melody and harmony over it change
  • Ground tissue, one of the three types of tissue systems in a plant
  • Ground term, in symbolic logic, a term with no variables
  • Ground surface, often on metals, created by various grinding operations
  • Football stadium
  • Ground (unit), a unit of area used in India
  • The Ground, a 2005 album by Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen
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