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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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of Purchase, New York has broken ground on the marketplace at Stafford, a new 177,422- square-foot regional shopping center in Stafford, New Jersey.
NYSE:HOT), has broken ground on its newest Hawaiian resort, The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas North.
Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals - a global alliance between Alcoa and Alumina Ltd, with Alcoa holding 60 percent -- has completed the 250,000 metric ton ("mt") construction expansion of its Jamalco alumina refinery in Clarendon and will be started ahead of schedule, and has broken ground on a 250,000 mt alumina expansion at its Paranam alumina refinery in Suriname.
TSMC has broken ground for a new 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Hsin-Chu and will break ground for Fab 7 in Tainan, which will be the company's sixth eight-inch fab.
TSMC has broken ground for a new 12-inch wafer fabrication facility in Hsin-Chu and will soon break ground for fab 7 in Tainan, which will be the company's sixth eight-inch fab.
Lexmark has broken ground for a new plant in Chihuahua, Mexico and is enlarging its existing inkjet operation in Juarez.
have broken ground on one of the largest retail developments built in Canada this decade.
has broken ground on its "Jubilee Inn and Suites," the latest addition to Greenville, Mississippi's lodging community.
In Forest Hills, Kapson has contracted to manage a 144-unit assisted living facility scheduled to open at the end of October 1997 in a former hotel located on the service road of the Long Island Expressway at 108th Street, and in Kew Gardens the company has broken ground for a 142-unit residence it is constructing.