- ground as a noun:
- 11 as a verb:
- 12 grind as a noun:
- 4 as a verb:
The solid part of the earth's surface:
— He dropped the logs on the ground.
Dutch: land, vasteland
Polish: krajobraz, okolica, strony, teren
A rational motive for a belief or action:
— The grounds for their declaration.
Dutch: afweging, beweeggrond, beweegreden, considerans, consideratie, drijfveer, grond, motief, motivatie, overweging ... show more
Polish: motyw, pobudka, powód, przyczyna, racja, źródło
The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface.
Dutch: aarde, grond, omgeving
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:
— He posed her against a background of rolling hills.
Dutch: achtergrond, background, toneel
Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use).
Dutch: aarde, grond, grondsoort, landen
Polish: grunt, ziemia
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).
Dutch: aarddraad, aarde, aarding, aardleiding, aardverbinding
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.
Dutch: funderen, grondvesten
Confine or restrict to the ground.
Place or put on the ground.
Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject.
Hit or reach the ground.
synonym: run aground.
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; apply a primer to.
Connect to a ground.
Use as a basis for; found on.
Moby thesaurus: Bassalia, a priori principle, abyss, abyssal zone, acres, affirmation, agora, air brush, airspace, alluvion, alluvium, ambition, amphitheater, angle, antecedent, antecedents, apriorism, arable land, area, arena ... show more.
An insignificant student who is ridiculed as being affected or boringly studious.
The grade of particle fineness to which a substance is ground.
Hard monotonous routine work.
Dutch: koeliewerk, monnikenwerk, slavenarbeid
Polish: harówka, katorga, krwawica, orka
Press or grind with a crushing noise.
Roget 539: learn; acquire knowledge, gain knowledge, receive knowledge, take in knowledge, drink in knowledge, imbibe knowledge, pick up knowledge, gather knowledge, get knowledge, obtain knowledge, collect knowledge, glean knowledge, glean information, ... show more
Make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together.
Dutch: irriteren, malen, schuren
Dutch: beulen, inspannen, ploegen, ploeteren, sappelen, sloven
Dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced.
Reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading:
— Grind the spices in a mortar.
Dutch: malen, pureren, verbrijzelen
Created by grinding.
Shape or form by grinding.
Moby thesaurus: ablate, abrade, abrase, aculeate, acuminate, afflict, agonize, ail, application, atomize, badger, barb, bark, beast of burden, beat, beat down, beaten path, belch, bibliolater, bibliolatrist ... show more.
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