What is ground?

  • (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).
    Synonyms: land, soil
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ground, grounds:

Nottingham Forest F.C. - Stadium
... played at the Forest Recreation Ground where they remained until 1879 when they relocated to the Meadows ... The inadequate facilities necessitated the building of an improved ground in the next field in 1885 at a cost of £500 ... The Town Ground, on the banks of the River Trent, was built in 1890 at a cost of £1,000 before growing success led to a final move across the Trent to the current City Ground site in 1898 ...
Soil Retrogression And Degradation - Influence of Human Activity
... For example, roads which increase impermeable surfaces lead to streaming and ground loss ... Spring cultures (sunflower, corn, beet) surfaces are increasing and leave the ground naked in winter ... Sloping grounds are gradually colonized by vine ...
Victoria Ground
... The Victoria Ground was the home ground of Stoke City F.C ... time of its demolition it was the oldest operational football league ground in the Football League ...
Queen's Park, Chesterfield
... Queen's Park is a county cricket ground located in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England and lies within a park in the centre of the town established for ... It is among the most attractive cricket grounds in the world, with a small pavilion and surrounded by mature trees ... It is a small ground and slow to dry after rain, thus can provide a green wicket ...
Index Of Electronics Articles - G
... communications – GNU Radio – Grade of service – Graded-index fiber – Ground constants – Ground loop – Ground plane – Ground (electricity) – Groundwave – Guided ray – Gyrator ...

More definitions of "ground":

  • (verb): Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject.
  • (noun): A relation that provides the foundation for something.
    Synonyms: footing, basis
  • (noun): A rational motive for a belief or action.
    Synonyms: reason
  • (verb): Throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage.
  • (verb): Fix firmly and stably.
    Synonyms: anchor
  • (noun): (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting.
  • (verb): Place or put on the ground.
  • (noun): The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground.
    Synonyms: background
  • (verb): Hit onto the ground.
  • (noun): The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface.
    Synonyms: earth
  • (adj): Broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone.
    Example: "Ground glass is used as an abrasive"
    Synonyms: crushed
  • (noun): A relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused.
  • (verb): Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
    Synonyms: prime, undercoat
  • (verb): Hit or reach the ground.
    Synonyms: run aground
  • (verb): Hit a groundball.
    Example: "He grounded to the second baseman"
  • (verb): Connect to a ground.
    Example: "Ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
  • (noun): A position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle).
    Example: "They gained ground step by step"; "they fought to regain the lost ground"
  • (verb): Confine or restrict to the ground.
    Example: "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
  • (noun): A connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage).
    Synonyms: earth

Famous quotes containing the word ground:

    The politics of the family are the politics of a nation. Just as the authoritarian family is the authoritarian state in microcosm, the democratic family is the best training ground for life in a democracy.
    Letty Cottin Pogrebin (20th century)

    At the ground of all these noble races, the beast of prey, the splendid, blond beast, lustfully roving in search of spoils and victory, cannot be mistaken.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    Keep out of Chancery.... It’s being ground to bits in a slow mill; it’s being roasted at a slow fire; it’s being stung to death by single bees; it’s being drowned by drops; it’s going mad by grains.
    Charles Dickens (1812–1870)