Complete Definition of "ground"

English

rank|followed|fear|evening|428|ground|understand|fine|law
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Pronunciation
IPA|/'gɹaÊnd/, SAMPA|/"graUnd/
audio|en-us-ground.ogg|Audio (US)

Etymology 1
Old English grund

Noun
en-noun

  1. The surface of the Earth.
  2. terrain|Terrain.
  3. soil|Soil, earth.

#: The worm crawls through the ground.

  1. The bottom of a body of water.
  2. basis|Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
  3. background|Background, context, framework, surroundings.
  4. A soccer stadium.

#: Manchester United's ground is known as Old Trafford.

  1. US An electrical conductor connected to the ground.

#* The British equivalent is earth.

  1. US A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
  2. cricket The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; that part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground)

Related terms
ground level
ground water
ground zero
groundwork
higher ground

Translations
trans-top|The surface of the Earth
Chinese: å°
Dutch: t+|nl|grond|m, t+|nl|bodem|m
Finnish: t-|fi|maanpinta
German: t-|de|Erdboden|m
trans-mid
Greek: t+|el|έδαÏοÏ|n|sc=Grek
Korean: ë (ttang)
Swedish: t-|sv|backe|c, t+|sv|mark|c
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trans-top|Soil, earth
Chinese: å
Finnish: t-|fi|maaperä
French: t+|fr|terre|f
trans-mid
Greek: t+|el|έδαÏοÏ|n|sc=Grek
Korean: ë (ttang), í (heulg, heuk)
Swedish: t+|sv|jord|c, t+|sv|mark|c
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trans-top|The bottom of a body of water
Greek: t-|el|βÏθÏÏ|m|sc=Grek
trans-mid
Korean: ë°ë¥ (badag, -k), ë°ë¤ (bada for sea)
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trans-top|Basis, foundation, groundwork
Finnish: t-|fi|peruste, t+|fi|syy
Greek: t+|el|έδαÏοÏ|n|sc=Grek
trans-mid
Korean: ë°í (batang)
Swedish: t+|sv|grund|c
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trans-top|Background, context, framework, surroundings
Finnish: t-|fi|puitteet|p, t-|fi|kehys|s, t-|fi|runko|s
trans-mid
Korean: ë°í (batang), íë리 (teduri)
Swedish: t-|sv|bakgrund|c
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trans-top|Electrical conductor connected to point of zero potential
Dutch: t-|nl|aarding|f
Greek: t-|el|γείÏÏη|f|sc=Grek
trans-mid
Korean: ì ì§ (æ¥å°, jeobji)
Swedish: t+|sv|jord|c, t-|sv|jordledare|c
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trans-top|Electrical point of zero potential
Dutch: t-|nl|neuter|m
trans-mid
Korean: ì ì§ (æ¥å°, jeobji)
Swedish: t+|sv|jord|c
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Translations to be checked
trans-top|Translations to be checked
Arabic: ARchar|ارض|أرض (âará¸) f
Dutch: aarde f (2, 5), terrein n (3)
Esperanto: grundo
French: sol m
Indonesian: tanah, lapang|lapangan
Italian: suolo m (1, 3), terreno m (1, 3), terra f (1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
trans-mid
Japanese: å°é¢ (ããã, jimen), ã°ã©ã¦ã³ã (guraundo)
Latin: humus f terra f
Polish: ziemia f
Navajo: ni'
Slovak: zem pôda
Telugu: à°¨à±à°² (nEla)
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
  2. transitive To require a disobedient child to remain at home, usually as a punishment.

#: The teenager's father decided to ground him for two weeks after he broke curfew again.

  1. transitive To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.

#: Becasue of the bad weather, all flights were grounded.

  1. baseball to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).

#: Jones grounded to second in his last at-bat.

  1. cricket (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out

Translations
trans-top|To connect an electrical conductor
Finnish: t-|fi|maattaa, t-|fi|maadoittaa
Hungarian: t-|hu|leföldel
Dutch: t-|nl|aarden
trans-mid
Swedish: t-|sv|jorda
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trans-top|To require a child to remain at home
Hungarian: szobafogságra ítél
Dutch: t-|nl|huisarrest geven
trans-mid
Swedish: t-|sv|ge husarrest
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trans-top|To forbid an aircraft or pilot to fly
Dutch: t-|nl|vliegverbod opleggen
trans-mid
Swedish: t|sv|belägga med flygförbud, t-|sv|ställa på marken
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Etymology 2
inflected form of|grind

Verb
ground

  1. past of|grind

#: I ground the coffee up nicely.

Category:English irregular past participles
Category:English irregular simple past forms

et:ground
el:ground
fa:ground
fr:ground
io:ground
id:ground
it:ground
kk:ground
hu:ground
pl:ground
pt:ground
simple:ground
fi:ground
ta:ground
te:ground
zh:ground

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