What is ground?

  • (verb): Confine or restrict to the ground.
    Example: "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ground, grounds:

Nottingham Forest F.C. - Stadium
... Nottingham Forest originally 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 ...
Victoria Ground
... The Victoria Ground was the home ground of Stoke City F.C ... At the time of its demolition it was the oldest operational football league ground in the Football League ...
Soil Retrogression And Degradation - Influence of Human Activity
... For example, roads which increase impermeable surfaces lead to streaming and ground loss ... (sunflower, corn, beet) surfaces are increasing and leave the ground naked in winter ... Sloping grounds are gradually colonized by vine ...
Index Of Electronics Articles - G
... system for mobile communications – GNU Radio – Grade of service – Graded-index fiber – Ground constants – Ground loop – Ground plane – Ground (ele ...
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 Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887 ... 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 ...

More definitions of "ground":

  • (verb): Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject.
  • (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
  • (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): 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): A relation that provides the foundation for something.
    Synonyms: footing, basis
  • (noun): A connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage).
    Synonyms: earth
  • (verb): Hit or reach the ground.
    Synonyms: run aground
  • (verb): Cover with a primer; apply a primer to.
    Synonyms: prime, undercoat
  • (noun): (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting.
  • (verb): Hit a groundball.
    Example: "He grounded to the second baseman"
  • (noun): A relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused.
  • (verb): Throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage.
  • (noun): The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface.
    Synonyms: earth
  • (verb): Fix firmly and stably.
    Synonyms: anchor
  • (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 rational motive for a belief or action.
    Synonyms: reason
  • (verb): Connect to a ground.
    Example: "Ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

Famous quotes containing the word ground:

    Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.
    Walter Benjamin (1892–1940)

    The high that proved too high, the heroic for earth too hard,
    The passion that left the ground to lose itself in the sky,
    Are music sent up to God by the lover and the bard;
    Enough that he heard it once; we shall hear it by and by.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    ...In the past, as now, [Hollywood] was a stamping ground for tastelessness, violence, and hyperbole, but once upon a time it turned out a product which sweetened the flavor of life all over the world.
    Anita Loos (1888–1981)