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ground         

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      n  
1    the land surface  
2    earth or soil  
he dug into the ground outside his house     
3    pl   the land around a dwelling house or other building  
4    sometimes pl   an area of land given over to a purpose  
football ground, burial grounds     
5    land having a particular characteristic  
level ground, high ground     
6    matter for consideration or debate; field of research or inquiry  
the lecture was familiar ground to him, the report covered a lot of ground     
7    a position or viewpoint, as in an argument or controversy (esp. in the phrases give ground, hold, stand, or shift one's ground)  
8    position or advantage, as in a subject or competition (esp. in the phrases gain ground, lose ground, etc.)  
9    often pl   reason; justification  
grounds for complaint     
10      (Arts)  
a    the prepared surface applied to the support of a painting, such as a wall, canvas, etc., to prevent it reacting with or absorbing the paint  
b    the support of a painting  
c    the background of a painting or main surface against which the other parts of a work of art appear superimposed  
11   
a    the first coat of paint applied to a surface  
b    (as modifier)  
ground colour     
12    the bottom of a river or the sea  
13    pl   sediment or dregs, esp. from coffee  
14      (Chiefly Brit)   the floor of a room  
15      (Cricket)  
a    the area from the popping crease back past the stumps, in which a batsman may legally stand  
b    ground staff  
16       See       ground bass  
17    a mesh or network supporting the main pattern of a piece of lace  
18      (Electrical)      the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       earth       8  
19    above ground   alive  
20    below ground   dead and buried  
21    break new ground   to do something that has not been done before  
22    cut the ground from under someone's feet   to anticipate someone's action or argument and thus make it irrelevant or meaningless  
23    (down) to the ground     (Brit)  
informal   completely; absolutely  
it suited him down to the ground     
24    get off the ground  
Informal   to make a beginning, esp. one that is successful  
25    go to ground   to go into hiding  
26    into the ground   beyond what is requisite or can be endured; to exhaustion  
27    meet someone on his own ground   to meet someone according to terms he has laid down himself  
28    the (moral) high ground   a position of moral or ethical superiority in a dispute  
29    touch ground  
a    (of a ship) to strike the sea bed  
b    to arrive at something solid or stable after discussing or dealing with topics that are abstract or inconclusive  
30    modifier   situated on, living on, or used on the ground  
ground frost, ground forces     
31    modifier   concerned with or operating on the ground, esp. as distinct from in the air  
ground crew, ground hostess     
32    modifier   (used in names of plants) low-growing and often trailing or spreading  
      vb  
33    tr   to put or place on the ground  
34    tr   to instruct in fundamentals  
35    tr   to provide a basis or foundation for; establish  
36    tr   to confine (an aircraft, pilot, etc.) to the ground  
37    tr  
Informal   to confine (a child) to the house as a punishment  
38       the usual U.S. word for       earth       16  
39    tr     (Nautical)   to run (a vessel) aground  
40    tr   to cover (a surface) with a preparatory coat of paint  
41    intr   to hit or reach the ground  
     (Old English grund; related to Old Norse grunn shallow, grunnr, grund plain, Old High German grunt)  
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ground          [2]  
      vb  
1       the past tense and past participle of       grind  
      adj  
2    having the surface finished, thickness reduced, or an edge sharpened by grinding  
3    reduced to fine particles by grinding  

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earth  
      n  
1    sometimes cap   the third planet from the sun, the only planet on which life is known to exist. It is not quite spherical, being flattened at the poles, and consists of three geological zones, the core, mantle, and thin outer crust. The surface, covered with large areas of water, is enveloped by an atmosphere principally of nitrogen (78 per cent), oxygen (21 per cent), and some water vapour. The age is estimated at over four thousand million years. Distance from sun: 149.6 million kilometres; equatorial diameter: 12756 km; mass: 5.976x1024 kg; sidereal period of axial rotation: 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds; sidereal period of revolution: 365.256 days  
   Related adjs       terrestrial       tellurian       telluric       terrene  
2    the inhabitants of this planet  
the whole earth rejoiced     
3    the dry surface of this planet as distinguished from sea or sky; land; ground  
4    the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the surface of the ground and consists of disintegrated rock particles, mould, clay, etc.; soil  
5    worldly or temporal matters as opposed to the concerns of the spirit  
6    the hole in which a burrowing animal, esp. a fox, lives  
7      (Chem)      See       rare earth       alkaline earth  
8   
a    a connection between an electrical circuit or device and the earth, which is at zero potential  
b    a terminal to which this connection is made,   (U.S. and Canadian equivalent)    ground         
9      (Also called)    earth colour   any of various brown pigments composed chiefly of iron oxides  
10    modifier     (Astrology)   of or relating to a group of three signs of the zodiac, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn  
   Compare       air       19       fire       24       water       12  
11    cost the earth  
Informal   to be very expensive  
12    come back or down to earth   to return to reality from a fantasy or daydream  
13    on earth   used as an intensifier in such phrases as what on earth, who on earth, etc.  
14    run to earth  
a    to hunt (an animal, esp. a fox) to its earth and trap it there  
b    to find (someone) after searching  
      vb  
15    intr   (of a hunted fox) to go to ground  
16    tr   to connect (a circuit, device, etc.) to earth,   (See also)        earth up  
     (Old English eorthe; related to Old Norse jorth, Old High German ertha, Gothic airtha, Greek era)  


blue ground  
      n     (Mineralogy)      another name for       kimberlite  
burial ground  
      n   a graveyard or cemetery  
camping ground  
      n      another word for       camp site  
common ground  
      n   an agreed basis, accepted by both or all parties, for identifying issues in an argument  
figure-ground phenomenon  
      n   the division of the perceptual field into background and objects that appear to stand out against it. The concept was evolved by the Gestalt psychologists, who invented ambiguous figures in which the same part could be seen either as figure or ground  
fishing ground  
      n   an area of water that is good for fishing  
ground          [1]  
      n  
1    the land surface  
2    earth or soil  
he dug into the ground outside his house     
3    pl   the land around a dwelling house or other building  
4    sometimes pl   an area of land given over to a purpose  
football ground, burial grounds     
5    land having a particular characteristic  
level ground, high ground     
6    matter for consideration or debate; field of research or inquiry  
the lecture was familiar ground to him, the report covered a lot of ground     
7    a position or viewpoint, as in an argument or controversy (esp. in the phrases give ground, hold, stand, or shift one's ground)  
8    position or advantage, as in a subject or competition (esp. in the phrases gain ground, lose ground, etc.)  
9    often pl   reason; justification  
grounds for complaint     
10      (Arts)  
a    the prepared surface applied to the support of a painting, such as a wall, canvas, etc., to prevent it reacting with or absorbing the paint  
b    the support of a painting  
c    the background of a painting or main surface against which the other parts of a work of art appear superimposed  
11   
a    the first coat of paint applied to a surface  
b    (as modifier)  
ground colour     
12    the bottom of a river or the sea  
13    pl   sediment or dregs, esp. from coffee  
14      (Chiefly Brit)   the floor of a room  
15      (Cricket)  
a    the area from the popping crease back past the stumps, in which a batsman may legally stand  
b    ground staff  
16       See       ground bass  
17    a mesh or network supporting the main pattern of a piece of lace  
18      (Electrical)      the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       earth       8  
19    above ground   alive  
20    below ground   dead and buried  
21    break new ground   to do something that has not been done before  
22    cut the ground from under someone's feet   to anticipate someone's action or argument and thus make it irrelevant or meaningless  
23    (down) to the ground     (Brit)  
informal   completely; absolutely  
it suited him down to the ground     
24    get off the ground  
Informal   to make a beginning, esp. one that is successful  
25    go to ground   to go into hiding  
26    into the ground   beyond what is requisite or can be endured; to exhaustion  
27    meet someone on his own ground   to meet someone according to terms he has laid down himself  
28    the (moral) high ground   a position of moral or ethical superiority in a dispute  
29    touch ground  
a    (of a ship) to strike the sea bed  
b    to arrive at something solid or stable after discussing or dealing with topics that are abstract or inconclusive  
30    modifier   situated on, living on, or used on the ground  
ground frost, ground forces     
31    modifier   concerned with or operating on the ground, esp. as distinct from in the air  
ground crew, ground hostess     
32    modifier   (used in names of plants) low-growing and often trailing or spreading  
      vb  
33    tr   to put or place on the ground  
34    tr   to instruct in fundamentals  
35    tr   to provide a basis or foundation for; establish  
36    tr   to confine (an aircraft, pilot, etc.) to the ground  
37    tr  
Informal   to confine (a child) to the house as a punishment  
38       the usual U.S. word for       earth       16  
39    tr     (Nautical)   to run (a vessel) aground  
40    tr   to cover (a surface) with a preparatory coat of paint  
41    intr   to hit or reach the ground  
     (Old English grund; related to Old Norse grunn shallow, grunnr, grund plain, Old High German grunt)  
ground          [2]  
      vb  
1       the past tense and past participle of       grind  
      adj  
2    having the surface finished, thickness reduced, or an edge sharpened by grinding  
3    reduced to fine particles by grinding  
ground bass   , ground         
      n     (Music)   a short melodic bass line that is repeated over and over again  
ground beetle  
      n  
1    any beetle of the family Carabidae, often found under logs, stones, etc., having long legs and a dark coloration  
2    any beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, feeding on plants and plant products  
3    any of various other beetles that live close to or beneath the ground  
ground-breaking  
      adj   innovative  
a ground-breaking novel     
ground bug  
      n   any member of a family (Lygaeidae) of hemipterous plant-eating insects, having generally dark bodies, sometimes marked with red, and lighter, yellowish wings  
ground cherry  
      n   any of various American solanaceous plants of the genus Physalis, esp. P. pubescens, having round fleshy fruit enclosed in a bladder-like husk  
   See also       winter cherry       gooseberry       4  
ground control  
      n  
1    the personnel, radar, computers, etc., on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft  
2    a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing  
ground cover  
      n  
a    dense low herbaceous plants and shrubs that grow over the surface of the ground, esp., in a forest, preventing soil erosion or, in a garden, stifling weeds  
b    (as modifier)  
ground-cover plants     
ground elder  
      n      another name for       goutweed  
ground engineer  
      n   an engineer qualified and licensed to certify the airworthiness of an aircraft,   (Official name)    licensed aircraft engineer  
ground floor  
      n  
1    the floor of a building level or almost level with the ground  
2    get in on (or start from) the ground floor  
Informal  
a    to enter a business, organization, etc., at the lowest level  
b    to be in a project, undertaking, etc., from its inception  
ground frost  
      n   the condition resulting from a temperature reading of 0°C or below on a thermometer in contact with a grass surface  
ground game  
      n     (Brit)   game animals, such as hares or deer, found on the earth's surface: distinguished from game birds  
ground glass  
      n  
1    glass that has a rough surface produced by grinding, used for diffusing light  
2    glass in the form of fine particles produced by grinding, used as an abrasive  
ground ice  
      n   ice formed below the surface of a body of water, either on the ground or on a submerged object  
ground ivy  
      n   a creeping or trailing Eurasian aromatic herbaceous plant, Glechoma (or Nepeta) hederacea, with scalloped leaves and purplish-blue flowers: family Labiatae (labiates)  
ground layer  
      n      See       layer       2  
ground loop  
      n   a sudden uncontrolled turn by an aircraft on the ground, while moving under its own power  
ground pine  
      n  
1    a hairy plant, Ajuga chamaepitys, of Europe and N Africa, having two-lipped yellow flowers marked with red spots: family Labiatae (labiates). It smells of pine when crushed  
   See also       bugle   2  
2    any of certain North American club mosses, esp. Lycopodium obscurum  
ground plan  
      n  
1    a drawing of the ground floor of a building, esp. one to scale  
   See also       plan       3  
  
Compare  
    elevation       5  
2    a preliminary or basic outline  
ground-plane aerial  
      n     (Electronics)   a quarter-wave vertical dipole aerial in which the electrical image forming the other quarter-wave section is formed by reflection in a system of radially disposed metal rods or in a conductive sheet  
ground plate  
      n   a joist forming the lowest member of a timber frame,   (Also called)    groundsill, soleplate  
ground plum  
      n  
1    a North American leguminous plant, Astragalus caryocarpus, with purple or white flowers and green thick-walled plumlike edible pods  
2    the pod of this plant  
ground provisions  
      pl n     (Caribbean)   starchy vegetables, esp. root crops and plantains  
ground rent  
      n     (Law)   the rent reserved by a lessor on granting a lease, esp. one for a long period of years to enable the lessee to develop the land  
ground rule  
      n   a procedural rule or principle  
ground run  
      n   the distance taken by an aircraft to brake from its landing speed to its taxiing speed or a stop  
ground squirrel  
      n   any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Citellus and related genera, resembling chipmunks and occurring in North America, E Europe, and Asia,   (Also called)    gopher  
ground state   , level  
      n   the lowest energy state of an atom, molecule, particle, etc.  
   Compare       excited       4  
ground stroke  
      n     (Tennis)   any return made to a ball that has touched the ground, as opposed to a volley  
ground water  
      n   underground water that has come mainly from the seepage of surface water and is held in the soil and in pervious rocks  
ground wave   , ray  
      n   a radio wave that travels directly between a transmitting and a receiving aerial  
   Compare       sky wave  
ground zero  
      n   a point on the surface of land or water at or directly above or below the centre of a nuclear explosion  
happy hunting ground  
      n  
1    (in American Indian legend) the paradise to which a person passes after death  
2    a productive or profitable area for a person with a particular interest or requirement  
jumble sales proved happy hunting grounds in her search for old stone jars     
home ground  
      n   a familiar area or topic  
hunting ground  
      n  
1    the area of a hunt  
2      (Also called)    happy hunting ground   any place containing a supply of what is wanted or in which a search is conducted  
some resorts are a happy hunting ground for souvenirs     
middle ground  
      n  
1       another term for       middle distance  
2    a position of compromise between two opposing views, parties, etc.  
proving ground  
      n   a place or situation in which something new, such as equipment or a theory, can be tested  
recreation ground  
      n   an open space for public recreation, esp. one in a town, with swings and slides, etc., for children,   (Often (informal) shortened to)    rec  
stamping ground  
      n   a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place  
vantage ground  
      n   a position or condition affording superiority or advantage over or as if over an opponent  

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ground bass   , ground         
      n     (Music)   a short melodic bass line that is repeated over and over again  


blue ground  
      n     (Mineralogy)      another name for       kimberlite  
burial ground  
      n   a graveyard or cemetery  
camping ground  
      n      another word for       camp site  
common ground  
      n   an agreed basis, accepted by both or all parties, for identifying issues in an argument  
figure-ground phenomenon  
      n   the division of the perceptual field into background and objects that appear to stand out against it. The concept was evolved by the Gestalt psychologists, who invented ambiguous figures in which the same part could be seen either as figure or ground  
fishing ground  
      n   an area of water that is good for fishing  
ground          [1]  
      n  
1    the land surface  
2    earth or soil  
he dug into the ground outside his house     
3    pl   the land around a dwelling house or other building  
4    sometimes pl   an area of land given over to a purpose  
football ground, burial grounds     
5    land having a particular characteristic  
level ground, high ground     
6    matter for consideration or debate; field of research or inquiry  
the lecture was familiar ground to him, the report covered a lot of ground     
7    a position or viewpoint, as in an argument or controversy (esp. in the phrases give ground, hold, stand, or shift one's ground)  
8    position or advantage, as in a subject or competition (esp. in the phrases gain ground, lose ground, etc.)  
9    often pl   reason; justification  
grounds for complaint     
10      (Arts)  
a    the prepared surface applied to the support of a painting, such as a wall, canvas, etc., to prevent it reacting with or absorbing the paint  
b    the support of a painting  
c    the background of a painting or main surface against which the other parts of a work of art appear superimposed  
11   
a    the first coat of paint applied to a surface  
b    (as modifier)  
ground colour     
12    the bottom of a river or the sea  
13    pl   sediment or dregs, esp. from coffee  
14      (Chiefly Brit)   the floor of a room  
15      (Cricket)  
a    the area from the popping crease back past the stumps, in which a batsman may legally stand  
b    ground staff  
16       See       ground bass  
17    a mesh or network supporting the main pattern of a piece of lace  
18      (Electrical)      the usual U.S. and Canadian word for       earth       8  
19    above ground   alive  
20    below ground   dead and buried  
21    break new ground   to do something that has not been done before  
22    cut the ground from under someone's feet   to anticipate someone's action or argument and thus make it irrelevant or meaningless  
23    (down) to the ground     (Brit)  
informal   completely; absolutely  
it suited him down to the ground     
24    get off the ground  
Informal   to make a beginning, esp. one that is successful  
25    go to ground   to go into hiding  
26    into the ground   beyond what is requisite or can be endured; to exhaustion  
27    meet someone on his own ground   to meet someone according to terms he has laid down himself  
28    the (moral) high ground   a position of moral or ethical superiority in a dispute  
29    touch ground  
a    (of a ship) to strike the sea bed  
b    to arrive at something solid or stable after discussing or dealing with topics that are abstract or inconclusive  
30    modifier   situated on, living on, or used on the ground  
ground frost, ground forces     
31    modifier   concerned with or operating on the ground, esp. as distinct from in the air  
ground crew, ground hostess     
32    modifier   (used in names of plants) low-growing and often trailing or spreading  
      vb  
33    tr   to put or place on the ground  
34    tr   to instruct in fundamentals  
35    tr   to provide a basis or foundation for; establish  
36    tr   to confine (an aircraft, pilot, etc.) to the ground  
37    tr  
Informal   to confine (a child) to the house as a punishment  
38       the usual U.S. word for       earth       16  
39    tr     (Nautical)   to run (a vessel) aground  
40    tr   to cover (a surface) with a preparatory coat of paint  
41    intr   to hit or reach the ground  
     (Old English grund; related to Old Norse grunn shallow, grunnr, grund plain, Old High German grunt)  
ground          [2]  
      vb  
1       the past tense and past participle of       grind  
      adj  
2    having the surface finished, thickness reduced, or an edge sharpened by grinding  
3    reduced to fine particles by grinding  
ground beetle  
      n  
1    any beetle of the family Carabidae, often found under logs, stones, etc., having long legs and a dark coloration  
2    any beetle of the family Tenebrionidae, feeding on plants and plant products  
3    any of various other beetles that live close to or beneath the ground  
ground-breaking  
      adj   innovative  
a ground-breaking novel     
ground bug  
      n   any member of a family (Lygaeidae) of hemipterous plant-eating insects, having generally dark bodies, sometimes marked with red, and lighter, yellowish wings  
ground cherry  
      n   any of various American solanaceous plants of the genus Physalis, esp. P. pubescens, having round fleshy fruit enclosed in a bladder-like husk  
   See also       winter cherry       gooseberry       4  
ground control  
      n  
1    the personnel, radar, computers, etc., on the ground that monitor the progress of aircraft or spacecraft  
2    a system for feeding continuous radio messages to an aircraft pilot to enable him to make a blind landing  
ground cover  
      n  
a    dense low herbaceous plants and shrubs that grow over the surface of the ground, esp., in a forest, preventing soil erosion or, in a garden, stifling weeds  
b    (as modifier)  
ground-cover plants     
ground elder  
      n      another name for       goutweed  
ground engineer  
      n   an engineer qualified and licensed to certify the airworthiness of an aircraft,   (Official name)    licensed aircraft engineer  
ground floor  
      n  
1    the floor of a building level or almost level with the ground  
2    get in on (or start from) the ground floor  
Informal  
a    to enter a business, organization, etc., at the lowest level  
b    to be in a project, undertaking, etc., from its inception  
ground frost  
      n   the condition resulting from a temperature reading of 0°C or below on a thermometer in contact with a grass surface  
ground game  
      n     (Brit)   game animals, such as hares or deer, found on the earth's surface: distinguished from game birds  
ground glass  
      n  
1    glass that has a rough surface produced by grinding, used for diffusing light  
2    glass in the form of fine particles produced by grinding, used as an abrasive  
ground ice  
      n   ice formed below the surface of a body of water, either on the ground or on a submerged object  
ground ivy  
      n   a creeping or trailing Eurasian aromatic herbaceous plant, Glechoma (or Nepeta) hederacea, with scalloped leaves and purplish-blue flowers: family Labiatae (labiates)  
ground layer  
      n      See       layer       2  
ground loop  
      n   a sudden uncontrolled turn by an aircraft on the ground, while moving under its own power  
ground pine  
      n  
1    a hairy plant, Ajuga chamaepitys, of Europe and N Africa, having two-lipped yellow flowers marked with red spots: family Labiatae (labiates). It smells of pine when crushed  
   See also       bugle   2  
2    any of certain North American club mosses, esp. Lycopodium obscurum  
ground plan  
      n  
1    a drawing of the ground floor of a building, esp. one to scale  
   See also       plan       3  
  
Compare  
    elevation       5  
2    a preliminary or basic outline  
ground-plane aerial  
      n     (Electronics)   a quarter-wave vertical dipole aerial in which the electrical image forming the other quarter-wave section is formed by reflection in a system of radially disposed metal rods or in a conductive sheet  
ground plate  
      n   a joist forming the lowest member of a timber frame,   (Also called)    groundsill, soleplate  
ground plum  
      n  
1    a North American leguminous plant, Astragalus caryocarpus, with purple or white flowers and green thick-walled plumlike edible pods  
2    the pod of this plant  
ground provisions  
      pl n     (Caribbean)   starchy vegetables, esp. root crops and plantains  
ground rent  
      n     (Law)   the rent reserved by a lessor on granting a lease, esp. one for a long period of years to enable the lessee to develop the land  
ground rule  
      n   a procedural rule or principle  
ground run  
      n   the distance taken by an aircraft to brake from its landing speed to its taxiing speed or a stop  
ground squirrel  
      n   any burrowing sciurine rodent of the genus Citellus and related genera, resembling chipmunks and occurring in North America, E Europe, and Asia,   (Also called)    gopher  
ground state   , level  
      n   the lowest energy state of an atom, molecule, particle, etc.  
   Compare       excited       4  
ground stroke  
      n     (Tennis)   any return made to a ball that has touched the ground, as opposed to a volley  
ground water  
      n   underground water that has come mainly from the seepage of surface water and is held in the soil and in pervious rocks  
ground wave   , ray  
      n   a radio wave that travels directly between a transmitting and a receiving aerial  
   Compare       sky wave  
ground zero  
      n   a point on the surface of land or water at or directly above or below the centre of a nuclear explosion  
happy hunting ground  
      n  
1    (in American Indian legend) the paradise to which a person passes after death  
2    a productive or profitable area for a person with a particular interest or requirement  
jumble sales proved happy hunting grounds in her search for old stone jars     
home ground  
      n   a familiar area or topic  
hunting ground  
      n  
1    the area of a hunt  
2      (Also called)    happy hunting ground   any place containing a supply of what is wanted or in which a search is conducted  
some resorts are a happy hunting ground for souvenirs     
middle ground  
      n  
1       another term for       middle distance  
2    a position of compromise between two opposing views, parties, etc.  
proving ground  
      n   a place or situation in which something new, such as equipment or a theory, can be tested  
recreation ground  
      n   an open space for public recreation, esp. one in a town, with swings and slides, etc., for children,   (Often (informal) shortened to)    rec  
stamping ground  
      n   a habitual or favourite meeting or gathering place  
vantage ground  
      n   a position or condition affording superiority or advantage over or as if over an opponent  

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ground

  

      n  
1    clod, dirt, dry land, dust, earth, field, land, loam, mould, sod, soil, terra firma, terrain, turf  
2      (often plural)    area, country, district, domain, estate, fields, gardens, habitat, holding, land, property, realm, terrain, territory, tract  
3      (usually plural)    account, argument, base, basis, call, cause, excuse, factor, foundation, inducement, justification, motive, occasion, premise, pretext, rationale, reason  
4      (usually plural)    deposit, dregs, grouts, lees, sediment, settlings  
5    arena, field, park     (informal)   pitch, stadium  
      vb  
6    base, establish, fix, found, set, settle  
7    acquaint with, coach, familiarize with, inform, initiate, instruct, prepare, teach, train, tutor  


burial ground     
cemetery, churchyard, God's acre, golgotha     (rare)   graveyard, necropolis  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

ground chalk n.
calcium carbonate

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n.
Ground Zero mosque
acronym coined in 2010 based on the controversy of building a mosque on the site where the Twin Towers were before 9/11
nnpl.
to make a hole in ground, with a spade for example
n.
distinctive scent that accompanies the rain and rises up from the ground especially after a period of warm and dry weather
Ex.: And we could smell the scent of wheat and petrichor rising up in the air as a silent clamour.
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