Textual thesaurus for "ground"

(noun) flat coat, primer, primer coat, priming, priming coat, undercoat

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

(noun) earth

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

(noun) background

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

he posed her against a background of rolling hills

(noun) reason

a rational motive for a belief or action

the reason that war was declared; the grounds for their declaration

(noun) land, solid ground, terra firma, dry land, earth

the solid part of the earth's surface

the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land; the earth shook for several minutes; he dropped the logs on the ground

(noun) land, soil

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

the land had never been plowed; good agricultural soil

(noun) footing, basis

a relation that provides the foundation for something

they were on a friendly footing; he worked on an interim basis

(noun) earth

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

they dug into the earth outside the church

(verb) found, establish, base

use as a basis for; found on

base a claim on some observation

(verb) anchor

fix firmly and stably

anchor the lamppost in concrete

(verb) undercoat, prime

cover with a primer; apply a primer to

(verb) run aground

hit or reach the ground

(verb) run aground, strand

bring to the ground

the storm grounded the ship