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Another word for ground

  1. The lowest or supporting part or structure

      1. Material or masonry used to support a structure, such as a wall.
      2. A support or foundation:
      3. The human legs.
      1. An underlying layer.
      2. A layer of earth beneath the surface soil; subsoil.
      3. A foundation or groundwork.
      1. Something, such as a chair or bench, that may be sat on:
      2. The part on which one rests in sitting:
      3. A place in which one may sit:
      1. The act of founding, especially the establishment of an institution with provisions for future maintenance.
      2. The basis on which a thing stands, is founded, or is supported.
      3. Funds for the perpetual support of an institution; an endowment.
      1. Secure placement of the feet in standing or moving.
      2. A surface or its condition with respect to its suitability for walking or running, especially the condition of a racetrack.
      3. A secure place for the feet; a foothold.
      1. The lower extremity of the vertebrate leg that is in direct contact with the ground in standing or walking.
      2. A structure used for locomotion or attachment in an invertebrate animal, such as the muscular organ extending from the ventral side of a mollusk.
      3. The lowest part; the bottom:
      1. The deepest or lowest part:
      2. The part closest to a reference point:
      3. The underside:
      1. A piece of furniture for reclining and sleeping, typically consisting of a flat, rectangular frame and a mattress resting on springs.
      2. A bedstead.
      3. A mattress.
      1. A foundation upon which something rests.
      2. The chief constituent; the fundamental ingredient:
      3. The fundamental principle.
      1. The lowest or bottom part:
      2. The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
      3. The point of attachment of such an organ.
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  2. That on which something immaterial, such as an argument or a charge, rests.

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  3. A basis for an action or a decision.

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  4. A fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal.

  5. That which provides a reason or justification.

  1. To cause to fall, as from a shot or blow

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  2. To provide a basis for

      1. To support from below, as with props, girders, or masonry.
      2. To give support or substance to:
      1. The usually underground portion of a plant that lacks buds, leaves, or nodes and serves as support, draws minerals and water from the surrounding soil, and sometimes stores food.
      2. Any of various other underground plant parts, especially an underground stem such as a rhizome, corm, or tuber.
      3. The embedded part of an organ or structure such as a hair, tooth, or nerve, that serves as a base or support.
      1. A period of inactivity, relaxation, or sleep:
      2. Sleep or the refreshment resulting from inactivity or sleep:
      3. The repose of death:
      1. To base or establish (a statement or action, for example):
      2. To state or affirm as an attribute or quality of something:
      3. To carry the connotation of; imply.
      1. To establish or set up, especially with provision for continuing existence:
      2. To establish the foundation or basis of; base:
      1. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
      2. To bring about; generate or effect:
      3. To place or settle in a secure position or condition:
      1. To form by combining materials or parts; construct.
      2. To order, finance, or supervise the construction of:
      3. To develop or give form to according to a plan or process; create:
      1. The lowest or bottom part:
      2. The part of a plant or animal organ that is nearest to its point of attachment.
      3. The point of attachment of such an organ.
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Another word for ground

  1. Soil

      1. The top layer of the earth's surface in which plants can grow, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter and having the capability of retaining water.
      2. A particular kind of earth or ground:
      3. Country; land:
      1. Earth or soil.
      2. A filthy or soiling substance, such as mud or dust.
      3. Excrement.
      1. Small loose grains of worn or disintegrated rock.
      2. A sedimentary material, finer than a granule and coarser than silt, with grains between 0.06 and 2.0 millimeters in diameter.
      3. A tract of land covered with sand, as a beach or desert.
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  2. An area

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  1. To bring to the ground

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  2. To instruct in essentials

      1. To develop the mental, moral, or social capabilities of, especially by schooling or instruction.
      2. To provide with knowledge or training in a particular area or for a particular purpose:
      3. To provide with information, as in an effort to gain support for a position or to influence behavior:
      1. To instruct in a body of doctrine or principles.
      2. To imbue with a partisan or ideological point of view:
      1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
      2. A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles.
      3. The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit.
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    cover ground

  1. cut the ground from under one or one's feet

  2. from-the-ground-up

  3. gain-ground

  4. get-off-the-ground

  5. on shaky ground

  6. run-into-the-ground

  7. suit (right) down to the ground