Ground

Ground may refer to:

  • 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 (in the U.S., called ground; in the UK, called earth):
    • Earthing system
    • Ground (electricity)
    • Ground and neutral
  • Ground (often grounds), 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
  • Ground term, in symbolic logic, a term with no variables
  • Ground surface, often on metals, created by various grinding operations
  • Football stadium
  • Ground (unit), a unit of area used in India
  • Ground a drawing surface or a coating applied to a substrate for a drawing surface
  • The Ground, a 2005 album by Norwegian jazz pianist Tord Gustavsen

Famous quotes containing the word ground:

    When we dream about those who are long since forgotten or dead, it is a sign that we have undergone a radical transformation and that the ground on which we live has been completely dug up: then the dead rise up, and our antiquity becomes modernity.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The poet is like the prince of the clouds
    Who haunts the tempest and laughs at the archer;
    Exiled on the ground in the midst of jeers,
    His giant’s wings prevent him from walking.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)

    My ground is the Bible. Yea, I am a Bible-bigot. I follow it in all things, both great and small.
    John Wesley (1703–1791)