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  • n  your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
  • n  the enclosed land around a house or other building
  • n  a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)
  • n  a justification for something existing or happening
  • n  dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue
    it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds
  • n  the solid part of the earth's surface
  • 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)
  • n  the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
  • 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
  • v  place or put on the ground
  • v  instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  • v  bring to the ground
  • 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
  • v  hit onto the ground
  • v  cover with a primer; apply a primer to
  • v  connect to a ground
  • v  use as a basis for; found on
News & Articles

  • Some question choice of tree for Arch grounds
    The ash trees on the grounds of the Gateway Arch are expected to die off soon, and they're being removed. But the sapling picked as their replacement has its own problems.
    June 17, 2013 - St. Joseph News-Press
  • Lil Wayne Shoots 'God Bless Amerika' Video In New Orleans
    Weezy headed back to his old stomping grounds in Hollygrove, New Orleans to shoot his latest visual "God Bless Amerika." Watch him rock out in honor of the star-spangled banner in the Eif Rivera-directed visual below. The single comes off his album I Am Not A Human Being II . Check out more flicks at LilWayneHQ .
    June 17, 2013 - Vibe Magazine
  • GC BASEBALL: Corsicana pitcher, Grounds, named All-Golden Circle MVP
    Corsicana ace Holden Grounds, who went 11-1 with an 0.93 ERA with 109 strikeouts while batting .463, was named the Daily Sun's Golden Circle MVP of baseball.
    June 15, 2013 - Corsicana Daily Sun

  • Julia Gillard in CNN (blog)
    Australians are entitled to a fairer share of our inheritance of the mineral wealth that lies in our grounds,she said.
  • Danny Jordaan in ESPN
    Jordaan, when asked in an interview if he would get rid of them, answered: "If there are grounds to do so, yes. We did say that if any land on the pitch in anger we will take action."

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