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I'm an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name the temperature to which it was actually cooked to the degree if I'm, you know, really on my game.
Alton Brown

Meaning of "ground" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GROUND

Old English grund; related to Old Norse grunn shallow, grunnr, grund plain, Old High German grunt.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GROUND

ground  [ɡraʊnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROUND

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ground is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb ground in English.

WHAT DOES GROUND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ground

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: ▪ Earthing system ▪ Ground ▪ Ground and neutral ▪ Ground, in law, a rational motive, basis for a belief or conviction, for an action taken, such as a legal action or argument; reason or cause: ▪ Grounds for divorce ▪ Grounds for dismissal ▪ 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...

Definition of ground in the English dictionary

The first definition of ground in the dictionary is the land surface. Other definition of ground is earth or soil. Ground is also the land around a dwelling house or other building.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GROUND

PRESENT

Present
I ground
you ground
he/she/it grounds
we ground
you ground
they ground
Present continuous
I am grounding
you are grounding
he/she/it is grounding
we are grounding
you are grounding
they are grounding
Present perfect
I have grounded
you have grounded
he/she/it has grounded
we have grounded
you have grounded
they have grounded
Present perfect continuous
I have been grounding
you have been grounding
he/she/it has been grounding
we have been grounding
you have been grounding
they have been grounding
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I grounded
you grounded
he/she/it grounded
we grounded
you grounded
they grounded
Past continuous
I was grounding
you were grounding
he/she/it was grounding
we were grounding
you were grounding
they were grounding
Past perfect
I had grounded
you had grounded
he/she/it had grounded
we had grounded
you had grounded
they had grounded
Past perfect continuous
I had been grounding
you had been grounding
he/she/it had been grounding
we had been grounding
you had been grounding
they had been grounding
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will ground
you will ground
he/she/it will ground
we will ground
you will ground
they will ground
Future continuous
I will be grounding
you will be grounding
he/she/it will be grounding
we will be grounding
you will be grounding
they will be grounding
Future perfect
I will have grounded
you will have grounded
he/she/it will have grounded
we will have grounded
you will have grounded
they will have grounded
Future perfect continuous
I will have been grounding
you will have been grounding
he/she/it will have been grounding
we will have been grounding
you will have been grounding
they will have been grounding
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would ground
you would ground
he/she/it would ground
we would ground
you would ground
they would ground
Conditional continuous
I would be grounding
you would be grounding
he/she/it would be grounding
we would be grounding
you would be grounding
they would be grounding
Conditional perfect
I would have ground
you would have ground
he/she/it would have ground
we would have ground
you would have ground
they would have ground
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been grounding
you would have been grounding
he/she/it would have been grounding
we would have been grounding
you would have been grounding
they would have been grounding
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you ground
we let´s ground
you ground
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to ground
Past participle
grounded
Present Participle
grounding
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GROUND


above-ground
əˌbʌvˈɡraʊnd
aground
əˈɡraʊnd
air-to-ground
ˈɛətəˌɡraʊnd
all-year-round
ˈɔːljɪəˌraʊnd
around
əˈraʊnd
background
ˈbækˌɡraʊnd
battleground
ˈbætəlɡraʊnd
campground
ˈkæmpɡraʊnd
fairground
ˈfɛəˌɡraʊnd
foreground
ˈfɔːˌɡraʊnd
ground-to-ground
ˌɡraʊndtəˈɡraʊnd
inground
ɪnˈɡraʊnd
overground
ˈəʊvəˌɡraʊnd
playground
ˈpleɪˌɡraʊnd
round
raʊnd
surround
səˈraʊnd
turnaround
ˈtɜːnəˌraʊnd
underground
ˈʌndəˌɡraʊnd
workaround
ˈwɜːkəˌraʊnd
wraparound
ˈræpəˌraʊnd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GROUND

grough
ground angle shot
ground attack
ground bass
ground beef
ground beetle
ground bug
ground cherry
ground cloth
ground colour
ground control
ground cover
ground crew
ground effect
ground elder
ground engineer
ground floor
ground force
ground frost
ground game

WORDS THAT END LIKE GROUND

above ground
all-around
all-round
all year round
bound
break new ground
common ground
fall to the ground
get around
get off the ground
go around
go round
in the round
into the ground
run around
shop around
the high ground
the underground
thin on the ground
to the ground
year-round

Synonyms and antonyms of ground in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GROUND»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «ground» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of ground

Translation of «ground» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROUND

Find out the translation of ground to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ground from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ground» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地面
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

terreno
570 millions of speakers

English

ground
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जमीन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أَرْض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

земля
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

chão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

স্থল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sol
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tanah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Boden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

地面
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lemah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mặt đất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தரையில்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जमिनीवर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zemin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

terreno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

grunt
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

земля
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sol
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

έδαφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

grond
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mark
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bakke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ground

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUND»

The term «ground» is very widely used and occupies the 2.279 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «ground».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUND» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ground» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ground» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ground

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10 QUOTES WITH «GROUND»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ground.
1
Madeleine Albright
No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.
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David Arquette
To get involved with a cause, you really have to become aware of it. You have to go on the ground and see with your own eyes, the people who have been affected by it, their process in how they're combating it, and what the organization represents.
3
Abdallah II of Jordan
Over the past few years, the road to confrontation has shown its consequences: loss of innocent lives, destruction and fear. Most costly, however, was the loss of hope. The most precious gift that you can present to your peoples over the coming weeks is renewed hope born out of tangible progress on the ground.
4
Henry Walter Bates
The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger.
5
Michael Bay
What I look for in a script is something that challenges me, something that breaks new ground, something that allows me to flex my director muscle. You have got to think fast in this business, you've got to keep reinventing yourself to stay on top.
6
Kathryn Bigelow
I choose material instinctually - at the heart of it are characters that I feel are fresh and original, and allow for an opportunity to, I suppose, explore uncharted ground.
7
Walther Bothe
In this case, the particle formed has correspondingly less energy, whereas the product nucleus passes into the ground state with emission of the quantity of energy saved as gamma radiation.
8
Alton Brown
I'm an absolute connoisseur of cheeseburgers and like to think that I can detect even mere percentages of shift in fat content in ground meat in a burger and can actually name the temperature to which it was actually cooked to the degree if I'm, you know, really on my game.
9
Wilfred Burchett
In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and frightening desolation in four years of war. It makes a blitzed Pacific island seem like an Eden. The damage is far greater than photographs can show.
10
George Catlin
I have seen him set fire to his wigwam and smooth over the graves of his fathers... clap his hand in silence over his mouth, and take the last look over his fair hunting ground, and turn his face in sadness to the setting sun.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROUND»

Discover the use of ground in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ground and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial ...
In this stirring book, Nadia Abu El-Haj addresses these questions and specifies for the first time the relationship between national ideology, colonial settlement, and the production of historical knowledge.
Nadia Abu El-Haj, 2001
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A Guide to Ground Leases: (with Forms and Checklists)
This book addresses all the terms and issues that arise in negotiating a ground lease in a way that meets the landlord's expectations and prevents unwelcome surprises for the tenant.
Joshua Stein, 2005
3
A dark and bloody ground
Tour. Kentucky never more deserved its Indian appellation A Dark and Bloody Ground than when a small-town physician, seventy-seven-year-old Roscoe Acker, called in an emergency on a sweltering evening in August 1985.
Darcy O'Brien, 1993
4
Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists
Presents twelve adventurous, courageous, and often-overlooked woman archaeologists and their contributions to the field of Old World archaeology
Getzel M. Cohen, Martha Sharp Joukowsky, 2006
5
Ground Penetrating Radar, 2nd Edition
This book describes the key elements of the subject of surface penetrating radar, and in general terms the inter-relationship between those topics in electromagnetism, soil science, geophysics and signal processing which form part of its ...
David J. Daniels, 2004
6
Uncommon Ground: Architecture, Technology, and Topography
How building and site, technology and topography, interact to create successful buildings and resolve theoretical issues in practice.
David Leatherbarrow, 2002
7
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three ...
Winner of 3 different awards, this is a story of the busing crisis in Boston.
J. Anthony Lukas, 1986
8
Interpreting Ground-penetrating Radar for Archaeology
Using 20 years of data from more than 600 ground-penetrating radar surveys, Lawrence Conyers provides the consumer of GPR studies with basic information on how to read and interpret GPR data for identifying subsurface remains and do ...
Lawrence B Conyers, 2012
9
Theory of Ground Vehicles
Retaining the contents and format of previous editions, the Fourth Edition introduces new material to reflect recent advances in ground transportation technology, including: * Computer-aided methods for design and performance evaluation of ...
J. Y. Wong, 2008
10
Gaining Ground: The Origin and Evolution of Tetrapods
This new edition of Jennifer A. Clack's groundbreaking book tells the complex story of their emergence and evolution.
Jennifer A. Clack, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROUND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ground is used in the context of the following news items.
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8 heroic pilots who flew into Hell to save ground troops
The pilots below heard the calls for assistance and decided there was nothing that would stop them from saving guys on the ground. «We Are The Mighty, Jul 15»
2
Is ground game dead?
In the wake of our shock defeat, the temptation is to throw the baby out with the bathwater. But don't write off ground game, warns Jon Ashworth ... «New Statesman, Jul 15»
3
Top tools to get your startup off the ground
Which comes first – the apps or the business? It might sound like a dumb question, but the consequences of building a business on the wrong ... «The Next Web, Jul 15»
4
CVG: Arrivals, departures resume after ground stop
At 6:17 p.m., the FAA said the CVG ground stop was cancelled, and arrivals and departures have resumed. FAA is working to restore ... «WLWT Cincinnati, Jul 15»
5
How can UGA make up ground with Jamyest Williams?
Williams, the 4-star cornerback from Archer High School, told the AJC why UGA was second-to-last on his list of favorite colleges. “To be honest ... «Atlanta Journal Constitution, Jul 15»
6
Former firefighter who fired gun at man faces stand your ground
The charges could be dropped if the judge rules the case falls under the stand your ground law. If the judge disagrees, Mckenzie could face ... «WPBF West Palm Beach, Jul 15»
7
New Horizons: Nasa probe set for ground-breaking Pluto flyby
The Nasa spacecraft New Horizons is due to pass Pluto after travelling more than three billion miles from Earth, giving mankind its first ever ... «The Week UK, Jul 15»
8
Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper Breaks Ground On Buffalo River …
Local and state leaders stood alongside Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper on Monday morning as they broke ground on one of seven restoration ... «TWC News, Jul 15»
9
'Stand your ground' law likely to be debated
A state Supreme Court ruling requiring "stand your ground" defendants to prove their innocence has the National Rifle Association hopping ... «WJXT Jacksonville, Jul 15»
10
New Habitat for Humanity director hits ground running
Habitat for Humanity's newest director, Jacob Kuntz, rolls a fresh coat of paint in a home on Meadow Drive Monday morning. «Helena Independent Record, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ground [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ground>. Aug 2019 ».
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