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A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story.
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Meaning of "groundwork" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GROUNDWORK

groundwork  [ˈɡraʊndˌwɜːk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROUNDWORK

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Groundwork is 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.

WHAT DOES GROUNDWORK MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of groundwork in the English dictionary

The definition of groundwork in the dictionary is preliminary work as a foundation or basis. Other definition of groundwork is the ground or background of a painting, etc.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GROUNDWORK


artwork
ˈɑːtˌwɜːk
beadwork
ˈbiːdˌwɜːk
bladework
ˈbleɪdˌwɜːk
cold-work
ˈkəʊldˌwɜːk
fieldwork
ˈfiːldˌwɜːk
framework
ˈfreɪmˌwɜːk
handwork
ˈhændˌwɜːk
headwork
ˈhɛdˌwɜːk
homework
ˈhəʊmˌwɜːk
housework
ˈhaʊsˌwɜːk
leadwork
ˈlɛdˌwɜːk
network
ˈnɛtˌwɜːk
patchwork
ˈpætʃˌwɜːk
roadwork
ˈrəʊdˌwɜːk
spadework
ˈspeɪdˌwɜːk
studwork
ˈstʌdˌwɜːk
teamwork
ˈtiːmˌwɜːk
wickerwork
ˈwɪkəˌwɜːk
woodwork
ˈwʊdˌwɜːk
yardwork
ˈjɑːdˌwɜːk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GROUNDWORK

groundmass
groundnut
groundnut oil
groundout
groundplot
groundprox
grounds
groundsel
groundsel tree
groundsell
groundshare
groundsheet
groundsill
groundskeeper
groundsman
groundsmen
groundspeed
groundswell
groundwood
group

WORDS THAT END LIKE GROUNDWORK

all in a day´s work
at work
bodywork
clockwork
coursework
field work
firework
footwork
group work
guesswork
metalwork
millwork
needlework
neural network
out of work
rework
social work
waxwork
wirework
work

Synonyms and antonyms of groundwork in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GROUNDWORK»

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

Translation of «groundwork» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROUNDWORK

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

Translator English - Chinese

基础
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

trabajo preliminar
570 millions of speakers

English

groundwork
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

नींव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأساس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

основа
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

base
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বনিয়াদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bases
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerja asas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vorarbeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

基礎
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

기초 작업
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhasar
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cơ sở
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடித்தள
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आधार
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zemin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

preparazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

fundamenty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

основа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fundament
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βάσεις
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

grondwerk
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förarbete
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

grunn
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of groundwork

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUNDWORK»

The term «groundwork» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.429 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUNDWORK» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «GROUNDWORK»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word groundwork.
1
David Axelrod
This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.
2
Jimmy Connors
I was raised by two women, and that laid the groundwork for the way I treat 'em: with the utmost respect and admiration.
3
Andrea Dworkin
The common erotic project of destroying women makes it possible for men to unite into a brotherhood; this project is the only firm and trustworthy groundwork for cooperation among males and all male bonding is based on it.
4
Chris Hadfield
Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine.
5
Stephanie Herseth
Before I had decided to get into politics, I was laying the groundwork to have a career in the law, but that was really to lay the foundation to teach, either at the college level or law school level after my federal clerkships.
6
Leigh Hunt
The groundwork of all happiness is health.
7
Thomas R. Insel
A National Database on Autism Research is fostering sharing of data and collaborations. Scientists are also making great strides at the interface of biology and engineering with new technologies that are laying the groundwork for future advances.
8
Eyvind Johnson
A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story.
9
Charles Koch
Laying the groundwork for smaller, smarter government, especially at the federal level, is going to be tough. But it is essential for getting us back on the path to long-term prosperity.
10
Kathleen Troia McFarland
Reagan won the Cold War by first restoring America's economy and military and then staring down an economically weakened Soviet Union. He knew defeating Russia couldn't be accomplished without laying the groundwork.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROUNDWORK»

Discover the use of groundwork in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to groundwork and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Groundwork of the metaphysics of morals
A new edition of one of the most influential works in moral philosophy ever written.
Immanuel Kant, Mary J. Gregor, 1998
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Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals
Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals is one of the most important works in modern moral philosophy.
Immanual Kant, 2013
3
Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals: A Commentary
Henry E. Allison presents a comprehensive commentary on Kant's Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785). Allison pays special attention to the structure of the work and its historical and intellectual context.
Henry E. Allison, 2011
4
Groundwork: a novel
In this novel Robert Welch calls up voices bearing witness to some of the seismic historical events that continue to disturb the Irish psyche.
Robert Welch, 1997
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Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals
Review text: "Overall this is an important collection. I highly recommend it to scholars and students of Kant's ethics, or to philosophers seeking insights about specific portions of the Groundwork.
Christoph Horn, Dieter Schönecker, Corinna Mieth, 2006
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Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture
Over the past ten years, a diverse group of architects, landscape architects, and artists have undertaken groundbreaking projects that propose an integration of landscape and architecture, dissolving traditional distinctions between ...
Diana Balmori, Joel Sanders, 2011
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Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: A ...
In this book, Immanuel Kant formulates and justifies a supreme principle of morality that issues universal and unconditional moral commands.
Immanuel Kant, 2011
8
Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for ...
Genna Rae McNeil is thorough and passionate in her treatment of Houston, evoking a rich family tradition as well as the courage, genius, and tenacity of a man largely responsible for the acts of "simple justice" that changed the course of ...
Genna Rae McNeil, 2011
9
Groundwork: Local Black Freedom Movements in America
Why are the women Shakespeare created often so perplexing?
Jeanne Theoharis, Komozi Woodard, 2005
10
Higher Judo: Groundwork
In a reprinted edition of a classic instructional book, now with a new foreword, the author presents judo as the art of using all parts of the body to promote general health, covering specific movements and positions and revealing the ...
Moshe Feldenkrais, Elizabeth Beringer, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROUNDWORK»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term groundwork is used in the context of the following news items.
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VIDEO: Officer-involved shooting in Venice outside Groundwork
Los Angeles police have confirmed that an officer-involved shooting occurred about 2 p.m. today near Sixth and Rose in the Venice area ... «yovenice, Jul 15»
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School district lays groundwork for future
School district lays groundwork for future. Story · Comments. Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. «News-Press Now, Jul 15»
3
Officials hope profits lay future groundwork for Macon County Fair
DECATUR – In a potential battle between bulls and the weather, the bulls rode on. Read more · Mud stops demolition event at fair. DECATUR ... «Herald & Review, Jul 15»
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State lays groundwork for more desal plants
State water board staff see desalination plants, as the Poseidon Resource plant, which is soon to begin operation in Carlsbad, as a tool to ... «Coast News, Jul 15»
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BC tables legislation to lay groundwork for proposed LNG plant
British Columbia's finance minister says he has introduced legislation that provides the blueprint for building and operating the province's first ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
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Meyer's World Cup groundwork starts in Brisbane
South Africa prepare for the World XV clash at DHL Newlands Stadium on Saturday. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LUKE WALKER ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
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Washington Capitals development camp lays some groundwork for …
... Riley Barber, Christian Djoos and Travis Boyd, the five-day camp provided a useful opportunity to start laying groundwork for next season. «PennLive.com, Jul 15»
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Greek lawmakers lay groundwork for bailout talks
Greek lawmakers lay groundwork for bailout talks. 50 Photos. Members of the anti-European Greek Communist party, the KKE, take part a ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
9
City lays groundwork for new parking ordinance
The City's Residential Parking Restrictions Committee met on July 6 to discuss alternations of current ordinances regarding soft surface parking ... «Mustang Times, Jul 15»
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Stanley Johnson Laying the Groundwork for Starring Role this …
NBA rookies rarely feature prominently on winning teams. The top talents typically go to lottery-bound franchises, and rookies, in general, ... «RantSports, Jul 15»

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