Antonyms for ground


Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : ground
Phonetic Transcription : graʊnd


Definition of ground

Origin :
  • Old English grund "bottom, foundation, ground, surface of the earth," especially "bottom of the sea" (a sense preserved in run aground), from Proto-Germanic *grundus, which seems to have meant "deep place" (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish grund, Dutch grond, Old High German grunt, German Grund "ground, soil, bottom;" Old Norse grunn "a shallow place," grund "field, plain," grunnr "bottom"). No known cognates outside Germanic. Sense of "reason, motive" first attested c.1200; electrical sense is from 1870.
  • noun earth, land
  • verb base, set; educate
  • verb restrict; drop in place
Example sentences :
  • He looked above to estimate the ground he could cover on the morrow.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But Mr. Paine assured her that letters were likely to be irregular, and there was no ground for alarm.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • As she had two protectors against a fifth proposal of marriage, she stood her ground.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • He dashed the paper to the ground, and gave himself up to his madness.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke
  • But as for running him into the ground, they had lost their appetite for such fighting.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • I promise you we'll keep on your trail until we've run you all into the ground.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • That gave a ground of hope for her influence with him that his sister had long lost.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • He obeyed and rose, but with a little cry dropped on the ground.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • She was too utterly unacquainted with the ground to venture.
  • Extract from : « Ester Ried Yet Speaking » by Isabella Alden
  • The two boys sat on the ground with their arms about each other.
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald

Synonyms for ground

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