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ground

noun: the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"

noun: a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration"

noun: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"

noun: a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis"

noun: 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"

noun: the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"

noun: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"

noun: a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

noun: a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

noun: (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

noun: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

verb: fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"

verb: confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"

verb: place or put on the ground

verb: instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

verb: bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"

verb: hit or reach the ground

verb: throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

verb: hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman"

verb: hit onto the ground

verb: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

verb: connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"

verb: use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"


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ground

Length: 6 letters

Scrabble value: 8

Words with Friends value: 11

Literati value: 6

TWL (USA): Found

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