English dictionary definition of:



  • the solid part of the earth's surface
  • 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
  • confine or restrict to the ground
  • place or put on the ground
  • instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
  • bring to the ground
  • 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; apply a primer to
  • connect to a ground
  • use as a basis for; found on


anchor   background   base   basis   earth   establish   footing   found   land   prime   primer   priming   reason   soil   strand   undercoat  

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ou words - set 1 and learn about the word ground in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 15. Spelling choices for /ou/ sound: ou, ow.

Scrabble score for ground

Scrabble score = 8

generated at 13:14:03 on 13-03-20

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