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:

    The future is just as much a condition of the present as is the past. “What shall be and must be is the ground of that which is.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    As the farmer casts into the ground the finest ears of his grain, the time will come when we too shall hold nothing back, but shall eagerly convert more than we now possess into means and powers, when we shall be willing to sow the sun and the moon for seeds.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    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)