Home

Cite

Synonyms of ground

Noun


1. land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma, object, physical object

usage: 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"

2. reason, ground, rational motive

usage: a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"

3. earth, ground, material, stuff

usage: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"

4. footing, basis, ground, foundation

usage: a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

5. ground, military position, position

usage: 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"

6. background, ground, view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama

usage: the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"

7. land, ground, soil, object, physical object

usage: 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"

8. ground, percept, perception, perceptual experience

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

9. ground, earth, connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective

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

10. ground, surface

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

11. flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat, coat of paint

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

Verb


1. anchor, ground, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

2. ground, restrain, confine, hold

usage: confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"

3. ground, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: place or put on the ground

4. ground, teach, learn, instruct

usage: instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

5. ground, strand, run aground, land

usage: bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"

6. ground, run aground, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

usage: hit or reach the ground

7. ground, throw

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

8. ground, hit

usage: hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"

9. ground, hit

usage: hit onto the ground

10. prime, ground, undercoat, paint

usage: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

11. ground, connect, link, tie, link up

usage: connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

12. establish, base, ground, found

usage: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"

Verb


1. anchor, ground, fasten, fix, secure

usage: press or grind with a crushing noise

2. ground, restrain, confine, hold

usage: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger"

3. ground, put, set, place, pose, position, lay

usage: work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long"

4. ground, teach, learn, instruct

usage: dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced

5. ground, strand, run aground, land

usage: reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic"

6. ground, run aground, reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain

usage: created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl"

7. ground, throw

usage: shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras"

WordNet 3.0 Copyright © 2006 by Princeton University.
All rights reserved.

See also: ground (Dictionary)