What is ground?

  • (noun): (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on ground, grounds:

Nottingham Forest F.C. - Stadium
... originally played at the Forest Recreation Ground where they remained until 1879 when they relocated to the Meadows ... 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
Soil Retrogression And Degradation - Influence of Human Activity
... For example, roads which increase impermeable surfaces lead to streaming and ground loss ... cultures (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
... Grade of service – Graded-index fiber – Ground constants – Ground loop – Ground plane – Ground (electricity) – Groundwave – Guided ray ...
Victoria Ground
... The Victoria Ground was the home ground of Stoke City F.C ... demolition it was the oldest operational football league ground in the Football League ...

More definitions of "ground":

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

Famous quotes containing the word ground:

    When the ground was partially bare of snow, and a few warm days had dried its surface somewhat, it was pleasant to compare the first tender signs of the infant year just peeping forth with the stately beauty of the withered vegetation which had withstood the winter ... decent weeds, at least, which widowed Nature wears.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Every act of the man inscribes itself in the memories of his fellows, and in his own manners and face. The air is full of sounds; the sky, of tokens; the ground is all memoranda and signatures; and every object covered over with hints, which speak to the intelligent.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
    —A.J. (Alfred Jules)