Synonyms of ground in English:

ground

noun

  • 1 she stumbled and then collapsed on the ground
  • 2 their feet sank into the soggy ground
    earth, soil, topsoil, dirt, clay, loam, turf, clod, mould, sod, dust; land, terrain
  • 3 the team won at their home ground
    stadium, pitch, field, arena, park; track, course, racetrack, racecourse, ring, rink; North Americanbowl
  • 4 (grounds) a balcony overlooking the embassy grounds
    estate, gardens, lawns, park, parkland, land, acres, property, surroundings, domain, holding, territory
    archaic demesne
  • 5 (grounds) his actions constituted grounds for dismissal
    reason, cause, basis, base, foundation, justification, rationale, argument, premise, occasion, factor, excuse, pretext, motive, motivation, inducement
  • 6 (grounds) there were coffee grounds in the bottom of the cup
    sediment, precipitate, settlings, dregs, lees, deposit, residue, sludge
    rare grouts
  • Phrases

    get off the ground

    prefab housing never quite got off the groundget goingget under waybeginstartstart offgo ahead informalkick off formalcommence

    get something off the ground

    he thanked the hardworking committee who successfully got the project off the groundset in motionget under wayget goingstartbeginactivateinstituteinitiatelaunchget in operationget working/functioning formalcommence

    go to ground

    he went to ground when we asked for elaboration
    [Antonyms] come out into the open
    hidehide outhide oneselfconceal oneselfsecrete oneselfsheltertake coverlie lowgo to earthgo underground informalhole upBritish informallie doggo

    stand one's ground

    he looked so sad but I had to stand my ground
    [Antonyms] give up
    stand firmbe firmmake a standbe resoluteinsistbe determinedshow determinationhold onhold outbe emphaticnot take no for an answerbrook no refusal informalstick to one's guns

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  • 1 a bitter wind blew and the bombers were grounded
    prevent from flying, keep on the ground
  • 2 the boat grounded on a mud bank
    run aground, become stranded, run ashore, beach, become beached, land, be high and dry
    [Antonyms] float, put to sea
  • 3 this assertion was grounded on results of several studies
    base, found, establish, set, settle, root, build, construct, form
  • 4 her governess grounded her in Latin and Greek
    instruct, coach, tutor, educate, school, train, upskill, drill, prime, prepare; teach, familiarize with, acquaint with, make conversant with, inform about
    informal give the gen about, give the low-down on, gen up on, clue up on, clue in on, fill in on, put in the picture about
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