Meaning of GROUND in English

GROUND

noun the pit of a theater.

2. ground ·- imp. & ·p.p. of grind.

3. ground ·vt to lay, set, or run, on the ground.

4. ground ·vt to instruct in elements or first principles.

5. ground ·impf & ·p.p. of grind.

6. ground ·noun a floor or pavement supposed to rest upon the earth.

7. ground ·noun the tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.

8. ground ·noun in sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.

9. ground ·noun sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee grounds.

10. ground ·vt to connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.

11. ground ·noun the surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it.

12. ground ·vi to run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar.

13. ground ·noun a conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth is made part of an electrical circuit.

14. ground ·noun one of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which moldings, ·etc., are attached;

— usually in the plural.

15. ground ·noun a composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.

xvi. ground ·vt to found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.

xvii. ground ·noun a gummy composition spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.

xviii. ground ·noun land; estate; possession; field; ·esp. (·pl), the gardens, lawns, fields, ·etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the grounds of the estate are well kept.

xix. ground ·vt to cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching (see ground, ·noun, 5); or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.

xx. ground ·noun in point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied; as, brussels ground. ·see brussels lace, under brussels.

xxi. ground ·noun that surface upon which the figures of a composition are set, and which relieves them by its plainness, being either of one tint or of tints but slightly contrasted with one another; as, crimson bowers on a white ground.

xxii. ground ·noun any definite portion of the earth's surface; region; territory; country. hence: a territory appropriated to, or resorted to, for a particular purpose; the field or place of action; as, a hunting or fishing ground; a play ground.

xxiii. ground ·noun the basis on which anything rests; foundation. hence: the foundation of knowledge, belief, or conviction; a premise, reason, or datum; ultimate or first principle; cause of existence or occurrence; originating force or agency; as, the ground of my hope.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.