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  1. ground

    • IPA[ɡround]


    • n.
      the solid surface of the earth;a limited or defined extent of the earth's surface; land
    • v.
      prohibit or prevent (a pilot or an aircraft) from flying;(of a parent) refuse to allow (a child) to go out socially as a punishment
    • verb: ground, 3rd person present: grounds, gerund or present participle: grounding, past tense: grounded, past participle: grounded

    • noun: ground, plural noun: grounds

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    • 片語


    • 1. the solid surface of the earth he lay on the ground 同義詞 floor, earth, terra firma, flooring, informaldeck
    • a limited or defined extent of the earth's surface; land an adjoining area of ground had been purchased
    • land of a specified kind my feet squelched over marshy ground 同義詞 earth, soil, topsoil, dirt, clay, ... 更多
    • (in aviation) relating to the ground rather than the air (with particular reference to the maintenance and servicing of an aircraft on the ground) ground staff ground crew
    • living or growing on or close to the ground ground flora
    • 2. an area of land or sea used for a specified purpose shore dumping can pollute fishing grounds and beaches
    • an area of enclosed land surrounding a large house or other building the house stands in seven acres of grounds 同義詞 estate, gardens, lawns, park, parkland, ... 更多
    • 3. an area of knowledge or subject of discussion or thought third-year courses typically cover less ground and go into more depth he shifted the argument onto theoretical grounds of his own choosing
    • 4. factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief there are some grounds for optimism they called for a retrial on the grounds of the new evidence 同義詞 reason, cause, basis, base, foundation, ... 更多
    • 5. a prepared surface to which paint is applied.
    • a substance used to prepare a surface for painting.
    • (in embroidery or ceramics) a plain surface to which decoration is applied.
    • a piece of wood fixed to a wall as a base for boards, plaster, or woodwork.
    • 6. solid particles, especially of ground coffee, that form a residue; sediment machines which presoak the coffee grounds produce a superior cup of coffee 同義詞 sediment, precipitate, settlings, dregs, lees, ... 更多
    • 7. North American electrical connection of a circuit or conductor to the earth.
    • 8. short for ground bass