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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 23
1. The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it.
2. A floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth.
4. Land; estate; possession; field; esp. ( pl.), the gardens, lawns, fields, etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the grounds of the estate are well kept.
6. That surface upon which the figures of a composition are set, and which relieves them by its plainness, being either of one tint or of tints but slightly contrasted with one another; as, crimson Bowers on a white ground.
10. A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
11. The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
12. A conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth is made part of an electrical circuit.
13. Sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee grounds.
14. The pit of a theater.
15. One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which moldings, etc., are attached; - usually in the plural.
17. imp. & p. p. of Grind.
Part of Speech: verb
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
2. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
3. To instruct in elements or first principles.
4. To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.
5. To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching ( see Ground, n., 5); or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
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