ground


ground
ground 1 n
1: the foundation or basis on which knowledge, belief, or conviction rests: a premise, reason, or collection of data upon which something (as a legal action or argument) relies for validity
sued the city on the ground that the city...had wrongfully released...recordsCity of Lawton v. Moore, 868 P.2d 690 (1993)
listed adultery and alcoholism as the ground s for divorce
2: a piece or parcel of land
the design being to create high ground for use during overflow periodsBright v. Perkins, 239 S.W.2d 281 (1951)
a sudden disruption of a piece of ground from one man's landPorter v. Arkansas Western Gas Co., 482 S.W.2d 598 (1972)
ground·less adj
ground·less·ly adv
ground·less·ness n
ground 2 vt: to furnish a ground for: set on a basis
that court ground ed the disclosure requirement in negligence lawScott v. Bradford, 606 P.2d 554 (1979)
an argument ground ed on erroneous assumptions

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

ground
I noun assumption, backbone, base, basis, causa, cause, cause for complaint, cause for protest, complaint, criticism, data, evidence, fact, footing, foundation, grave injustice, gross wrong, inequity, infliction, iniquity, injury, injustice, justification, motive, objection, oppression, oppressive act, origin, outrage, premise, principle, proof, purpose, ratio, rationale, reason, resentment, root, support, supposition, unjust deed, unjustness, wrong associated concepts: cause of action, general grounds, good and sufficient grounds, ground for complaint, ground of action, grounds of belief, meritorious grounds, reasonable grounds II index assumption (supposition), basis, cause (reason), cause of action, contention (argument), derivation, fix (make firm), gist (ground for a suit), instill, parcel, plant (place firmly), plot (land), point (item), position (situation), property (land), rationale, real estate, reason (basis)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • ground — (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of the earth; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground — ground1 [ground] n. [ME grund < OE, ground, bottom, akin to Ger grund, ON grunnr: for IE base see GRIND] 1. a) Obs. the lowest part, base, or bottom of anything b) the bottom of a body of water 2. the surface of the earth, specif. the solid… …   English World dictionary

  • ground — [1] ► NOUN 1) the solid surface of the earth. 2) land of a specified kind: marshy ground. 3) an area of land or sea with a specified use: fishing grounds. 4) (grounds) an area of enclosed land surrounding a large house. 5) (grounds …   English terms dictionary

  • Ground — may refer to: * The surface of the Earth * Soil, a mixture of sand and organic material present on the surface of the Earth * Ground (electricity), in electrical engineering, something that is connected to the Earth or at the voltage defined as… …   Wikipedia

  • ground — (ground), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {grounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {grounding}.] 1. To lay, set, or run, on the ground. [1913 Webster] 2. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground — ground, imp. & p. p. of {Grind}. [1913 Webster] {ground cock}, a cock, the plug of which is ground into its seat, as distinguished from a compression cock. Knight.{Ground glass}, glass the transparency of which has been destroyed by having its… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ground — s.n. (Sport; rar) Teren de joc. [pron. graund. / < engl. ground]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 20.04.2005. Sursa: DN  GROUND /gráund/ s. n. 1. Teren de sport, gazonat. 2. (muz.) Basso ostinato. Din engl. Ground Trimis de bla …   Dicționar Român

  • ground in — [phrasal verb] ground (someone) in (something) : to give (someone) basic knowledge about (something) The study helped to ground them in the methods of research. often used as (be) grounded in …   Useful english dictionary

  • ground — ground, grounds Both the singular and the plural are used in the expressions on the ground (or grounds) that, and grounds is more common in the expression grounds for (complaint etc.): • Occupations that various insurance companies consider to be …   Modern English usage

  • ground — [n] earth, land arena, dirt, dust, field, landscape, loam, old sod, park, real estate, sand, sod, soil, terra firma, terrain, turf; concept 509 Ant. heavens, sky ground [v1] base, set; educate acquaint, bottom, coach, discipline, establish,… …   New thesaurus


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