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  • n  the solid part of the earth's surface
    he dropped the logs on the ground
  • n  a rational motive for a belief or action
    the grounds for their declaration
  • n  the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
  • n  a relation that provides the foundation for something
  • n  a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)
    they gained ground step by step
    they fought to regain the lost ground
  • n  the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
    he posed her against a background of rolling hills
  • n  material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
  • n  a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
  • n  a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)
  • n  (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
  • n  the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
  • v  fix firmly and stably
  • v  confine or restrict to the ground
    After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot
  • v  place or put on the ground
  • v  instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  • v  bring to the ground
    the storm grounded the ship
  • v  hit or reach the ground
  • v  throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
  • v  hit a groundball
    he grounded to the second baseman
  • v  hit onto the ground
  • v  cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • v  connect to a ground
    ground the electrical connections for safety reasons
  • v  use as a basis for; found on
  • v  press or grind with a crushing noise
  • v  make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together
  • v  work hard
  • v  dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced
  • v  reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading
  • v  created by grinding
  • v  shape or form by grinding

  • Two were later dragged to a command post and dumped on the ground for mujahidin fighters to gawk at.
  • Alex Wong Getty Images For the next month, the Obama campaign's ground focus is on finishing up the stunning gains in voter registration that it and the Democratic Party have .
  • The ground operation began late Saturday with a massive artillery barrage all along the Gaza boundary, designed not only to destroy whatever fortifications Hamas fighters have .
News & Articles

  • Ground breaking for roadwork
    Ground will be broken today for the reconstruction of South Purcell Boulevard.
    June 11, 2013 - The Pueblo Chieftain
  • Ground breaking set for Springfield Hyvee
    Springfield – A ground breaking that has been a long time coming is set for the Hyvee supermarket in Springfield.
    June 11, 2013 - WAND TV 17 Decatur
  • Ground Broken for New Clinic: Rural Medical's new facility to be completed by next year
    Rural Medical Services, Inc. broke ground for its newest facility on Monday. Pictured from left are Dr. Nathan DeWitt, RMS Board Member Bertalee Quary, RMS Board Chair Bill George, RMS Board Member Gladys Coggins, RMS Board Member Janella Carr, RMS CFO Frances Shelley, RMS Operations Director Kelly Melear-Hough, FNP Rachel Mathers, Board Member Mary Frances Brooks, RMS CEO Larry Stanifer, Board ...
    June 11, 2013 - The Newport Plain Talk

  • David Petraeus in Los Angeles Times
    Assuming command Sunday, Petraeus told his troops that while civilian safety remains a critical consideration, "as you and our Afghan partners on the ground get into tough situations, we must employ all assets to ensure your safety."
  • Barack Obama in San Francisco Chronicle
    What the cynics fail to understand is that the ground has shifted beneath them, that the stale political arguments no longer apply,Obama said. "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it...

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