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:

    To people off alone, as we were, there is something stirring about finding evidences of human labour and care in the soil of an empty country. It comes to you as a sort of message, makes you feel differently about the ground you walk over every day.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)

    I feel ruefully sure, also, that one must be at least one sort of fool to rush in over ground so well trodden by the angels.
    —J.L. (John Langshaw)