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ground1

 
pronunciation:
graUnd
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the earth's solid surface or the soil covering it; land.
The leaves fell to the ground.He dug a hole in the ground.
 
synonyms:
earth, land, soil
similar words:
clay
definition 2: the reason or reasons for saying or doing something.
On what grounds are you making this complaint?What are their grounds for divorce?
synonyms:
basis, foundation, reason
similar words:
argument, base, evidence, proof
definition 3: a body, such as the earth, that electricity flows through and that completes an electric circuit.
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part of speech: verb
inflections: grounds, grounding, grounded
definition: to connect to a body that electricity flows through and that completes an electric circuit.
It is important to ground electrical appliances that you use near water.
similar words:
connect
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ground or land?
Use land when talking or writing about a part of the earth that is not water. Use ground when talking or writing about the surface of the earth, not the air.
Compare:
  • Our family bought some land to start a farm.
  • The leaves fell to the ground.
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