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  • noun

Synonyms for grounds

the enclosed land around a house or other building

a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc

a justification for something existing or happening

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dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue

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The hunters immediately abandoned the dangerous hunting ground, and accompanied the Flatheads to their village.
Scarce had the flier touched the ground when four men leaped from its deck.
Tom listened with the profoundest respect to this chapter of accidents, and followed East across the level ground till they came to a sort of gigantic gallows of two poles, eighteen feet high, fixed upright in the ground some fourteen feet apart, with a cross-bar running from one to the other at the height of ten feet or thereabouts.
It was clear that the roughness of the ground had very much lessened Lizzie's speed, and there seemed a chance that we might overtake her.
The boy throve and grew big, and when he was too heavy for his nurse to carry, a chair was made for him on little wheels, in which he could wander through the palace gardens without help; at other times he was carried about on a litter, and he was always carefully watched and guarded for fear he should at any time put his feet to the ground.
Following it came another, and another, and another, until twenty of them, swinging low above the ground, sailed slowly and majestically toward us.
And then the Martian beside us raised his tube on high and discharged it, gunwise, with a heavy report that made the ground heave.
He kicked the table from him and upset the things on it, so that the bread and roasted meats were all soiled as they fell over on to the ground.
In dry, level country, take up an easily accessible position with rising ground to your right and on your rear, so that the danger may be in front, and safety lie behind.
The man who had sprawled upon the ground started up and said, "Gosh
of them are occasions in which a sailor, without dishonour, may well wish himself dead; and I have no doubt that of those who had the experience of their ship taking the ground, 90 per cent.
As two lions snatch a goat from the hounds that have it in their fangs, and bear it through thick brushwood high above the ground in their jaws, thus did the Ajaxes bear aloft the body of Imbrius, and strip it of its armour.
Frequently, after seating myself upon the ground in some shady place during the heat of the day, I would be completely overrun with them.
Smooth-it-away, "is the famous Slough of Despond--a disgrace to all the neighborhood; and the greater that it might so easily be converted into firm ground.
The fall of the ground was steep all along the ridge, so steep that here and there both trees and rocks and buildings seemed to overhang the plain far below, through which ran many streams.