ground Definition

  • 1the solid surface of the earth that is not covered by water
  • 2an area of land used for a particular purpose or activity
  • 3reasons or justification for a belief, action, or feeling

Using ground: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ground" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The ground shook during the earthquake.

  • Example

    The children played on the ground.

  • Example

    The football match was played on the ground.

  • Example

    There are several grounds for her suspicion.

ground Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for ground

Idioms Using ground

  • to start a new job or project with great energy and enthusiasm


    He hit the ground running on his first day at the new job.

  • to use something so much that it becomes unusable or worthless


    He ran his car into the ground before finally buying a new one.

  • starting from the beginning and building everything again


    The company had to be rebuilt from the ground up after the fire destroyed everything.

Phrases with ground

  • shared beliefs, interests, or opinions between two or more people


    We need to find some common ground before we can reach an agreement.

  • to do something that has never been done before


    The company's new product is breaking new ground in the tech industry.

  • stand your ground

    to refuse to be pushed backwards, to stand up for oneself


    She stood her ground and refused to back down from her position.

Origins of ground

from Old English 'grund'


Summary: ground in Brief

The word 'ground' [ɡraʊnd] refers to the solid surface of the earth, as well as areas of land used for specific purposes. It can also mean reasons or justification for a belief, action, or feeling. Examples include 'The children played on the ground,' and 'There are several grounds for her suspicion.' Phrases like 'common ground' denote shared beliefs, while 'hit the ground running' means starting a new job or project with energy and enthusiasm.

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