land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma(noun)
the solid part of the earth's surface
"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"
primer, land, background, body politic, soil, commonwealth, terra firma, estate, dry land, reason, country, basis, farming, res publica, acres, solid ground, state, demesne, earth, globe, undercoat, priming, kingdom, footing, world, realm, landed estate, priming coat, nation, domain, flat coat, worldly concern, primer coat, earthly concern
a rational motive for a belief or action
"the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"
priming coat, intellect, primer, cause, background, reasonableness, undercoat, basis, grounds, solid ground, dry land, primer coat, footing, land, priming, soil, reason, rationality, flat coat, understanding, earth, terra firma
the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
"they dug into the earth outside the church"
world, primer, earthly concern, terra firma, globe, undercoat, basis, solid ground, dry land, worldly concern, footing, land, reason, soil, background, priming, priming coat, primer coat, earth, flat coat
footing, basis, ground(noun)
a relation that provides the foundation for something
"they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"
foundation, terms, primer, background, base, undercoat, basis, solid ground, dry land, groundwork, primer coat, footing, land, priming, soil, reason, flat coat, priming coat, fundament, cornerstone, earth, terra firma, foothold
a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
"they gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground"
the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
"he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
screen background, setting, priming coat, primer, background signal, soil, background, undercoat, basis, solid ground, dry land, primer coat, footing, land, priming, backcloth, background knowledge, scope, reason, flat coat, backdrop, desktop, earth, terra firma
land, ground, soil(noun)
material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
"the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
primer, land, background, body politic, territory, soil, undercoat, terra firma, estate, dry land, reason, country, basis, grease, farming, res publica, acres, solid ground, state, demesne, earth, grime, priming, kingdom, footing, realm, dirt, landed estate, commonwealth, priming coat, nation, filth, grunge, domain, flat coat, stain, primer coat
a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
world, primer, earthly concern, terra firma, globe, worldly concern, undercoat, basis, solid ground, dry land, primer coat, footing, land, reason, soil, background, priming, priming coat, earth, flat coat
(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat(verb)
the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
underfur, primer, terra firma, background, fuze, undercoat, basis, solid ground, fuzee, dry land, primer coat, footing, land, underseal, fusee, soil, reason, priming, priming coat, earth, fuse, flat coat
fix firmly and stably
"anchor the lamppost in concrete"
confine or restrict to the ground
"After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
place or put on the ground
instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
ground, strand, run aground(verb)
bring to the ground
"the storm grounded the ship"
ground, run aground(verb)
hit or reach the ground
throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
hit a groundball
"he grounded to the second baseman"
hit onto the ground
prime, ground, undercoat(verb)
cover with a primer; apply a primer to
connect to a ground
"ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
establish, base, ground, found(verb)
use as a basis for; found on
"base a claim on some observation"
demonstrate, set up, install, strand, base, found, institute, instal, launch, build, prove, free-base, give, run aground, plant, shew, undercoat, lay down, establish, prime, anchor, make, show, constitute
English Synonyms and Antonyms
While the cause of any event, act, or fact, as commonly understood, is the power that makes it to be, the reason of or for it is the explanation given by the human mind; but reason is, in popular language, often used as equivalent to cause, especially in the sense of final cause. In the statement of any reasoning, the argument may be an entire syllogism, or the premises considered together apart from the conclusion, or in logical strictness the middle term only by which the particular conclusion is connected with the general statement. But when the reasoning is not in strict logical form, the middle term following the conclusion is called the reason; thus in the statement "All tyrants deserve death; Cæsar was a tyrant; Therefore Cæsar deserved death," "Cæsar was a tyrant" would in the strictest sense be called the argument; but if we say "Cæsar deserved death because he was a tyrant," the latter clause would be termed the reason. Compare CAUSE; REASON, v.; MIND; REASONING.
The reason of a thing that is to be explained; the reason for a thing that is to be done.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
Dictionary of English Synonymes
place on the ground
wild bean (apios tuberosa)
dwarf ginseng (Aralia trifolia or panax trifolium)
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words
List of paraphrases for "ground":
field, soil, land, terrestrial, terrain, earth, sol, ground-based, land-based, underground, reason, mass, floor, berri, masa, haché, basis, destruction, motif, estate, ﬁeld, groundwork, motive, terra, grounding, situ, sun, surface, wild, soils, loco, spot, area, territory, veld, land-mines, overland, land-, place, subsurface, birri
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How to use ground in a sentence?
We travel to many of these countries and we meet with the people on the ground and it's almost all the time, what we hear and see on the ground when we talk to the folks that are actually doing the work, is grimmer than the intelligence reports.
The earthquake has caused unimaginable destruction, hospitals are overflowing, water is scarce, bodies are still buried under the rubble and people are still sleeping in the open. This is a perfect breeding ground for disease.
Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
The situation is pretty complicated because there's too much water on the ground in southern Cordoba, Santa Fe and especially Entre Rios provinces. There are huge delays in harvesting, the 56 million tonne estimated from the grains exchange is realistic, and it could even be worse depending on weather conditions over the next weeks.
There's a ground hold at (New York's) LaGuardia so they may pull us off this plane.
Translations for ground
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- terra, sòlCatalan, Valencian
- země, základ, dno, uzemnit, dát domácí vězeníCzech
- Land, Grundfeste, Erdreich, Bezugspotenzial, Erdboden, Grund, Erde, Masse, Masseleitung, Massepotenzial, Hintergrund, Masseverbindung, Boden, Erdung, Startverbot erteilen, Hausarrest geben, gemahlen, erdenGerman
- γείωση, έδαφος, βυθόςGreek
- fondo, toma de tierra, suelo, fundamento, tierra, base, polo a tierra, conectar a tierra, poner a tierra, molido, castigar, picadoSpanish
- maa, syy, maaperä, kenttä, ympäristö, perusta, peruste, runko, maajohdin, puitteet, pohja, maanpinta, kehys, [[määrätä]] [[lentokieltoon]], [[oppia]] [[perusteet]], maattaa, maadoittaa, jauhettuFinnish
- terre, masse, terrain, fond, base, sol, fondation, terrain de football, clouer au sol, mettre à la terre, moulu, gronder, haché, punirFrench
- grûnWestern Frisian
- talamh, ùirScottish Gaelic
- भूतल, ज़मीनHindi
- tèHaitian Creole
- föld, földelés, őrölt, szobafogságra ítél, darált, leföldel, földelHungarian
- հիմք, գետին, հող, հատակArmenian
- terra, suoloItalian
- 地, 土Japanese
- 바탕, 접지, 흙, 테두리, 땅Korean
- grond, ondergrond, aarde, neuter, bodem, achtergrond, aarding, aarden, huisarrest geven, [[een]] [[vliegverbod]] [[opleggen]]Dutch
- niʼNavajo, Navaho
- uziemienie, gleba, dno, grunt, ziemia, podstawa, bazaPolish
- terra, campo, solo, chão, [[deixar]] [[de]] [[castigo]], aterrarPortuguese
- potențial zero, sol, pământRomanian
- основа, земля, база, дно, заземление, почва, грунт, заземлить, заземлятьRussian
- земља, zemljaSerbo-Croatian
- grund, bakgrund, backe, jord, mark, jordledare, ge utegångsförbud, mald, jorda, ge husarrest, belägga med flygförbud, ställa på markenSwedish
- بھوتل, زمینUrdu
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