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Synonyms for ground

Synonyms for ground

that on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests

a basis for an action or a decision

a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

that which provides a reason or justification

Synonyms for ground

a rational motive for a belief or action

the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

a relation that provides the foundation for something

a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)

the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

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

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

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

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

fix firmly and stably


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confine or restrict to the ground

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place or put on the ground

instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

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bring to the ground

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hit or reach the ground

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

hit a groundball

hit onto the ground

cover with a primer

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connect to a ground

use as a basis for

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All of Japan's four mega banks gained ground and helped warm investor sentiment, brokers said.
With first-place Arizona losing, it was the first time since July 14 the Dodgers gained ground on the Arizona Diamondbacks, who lead the Dodgers in the NL West by six games.
The Angels haven't gained ground in the American League West after their last 13 victories, dating back to May 6, because the Mariners have matched all 13 with one of their own.
In the decline in hotel bookings following 9/11, the online merchant reseller model that widely supplanted the old travel agent commission model gained ground rapidly--so much so that hoteliers have seriously begun reclaiming that ground, bringing their customers back to branded sites as the economy recovers, and in so doing decreasing room inventory available to online resellers.
The Angels have not gained ground after a win since May 6.
Energy iShares (AMEX:IYE) lost ground during the first two months of the rally in oil prices, and it gained ground during March when the price of oil collapsed.
Meanwhile, the condominium market gained ground last month.
Numerous times, the Indians gained ground, only to lose it with a holding penalty or some other miscue.
Source tagging has already gained ground among retailers in Western Europe with Tesco, Boots the Chemist, Karstadt, Budgens and FDB of Denmark all announcing programs with Sensormatic's UltraMax anti-theft technology.