- 1 (usually ground rules) A basic principle: some ground rules for assessing new machinesMore example sentences
- Before an interview, Johnson laid down the ground rule that he didn't want to talk about his Seattle days.
- My first ground rule is always to tell the truth.
- The ground rule on that subject would be never to make familiarity with one's earlier works necessary for enjoying or appreciating the current one.
- 2 Baseball A rule relating to the limits of play on a particular field.More example sentences
- He learned the hard way about a Wrigley Field ground rule.
- By establishing ground rules, the playing field can be leveled for all participants.
- Under the ground rules of the Astrodome, the ball was in play.
More definitions of ground ruleDefinition of ground rule in:
- The US English dictionary