Synonyms for (noun) ground

Synonyms: flat coat, primer, primer coat, priming, priming coat, undercoat, ground

Definition: the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface

Similar words: coat of paint

Definition: a layer of paint covering something else


Synonyms: ground

Definition: (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting

Similar words: surface

Definition: the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary

Usage: there is a special cleaner for these surfaces; the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface


Synonyms: ground, earth

Definition: a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage)

Similar words: connecter, connection, connective, connector, connexion

Definition: an instrumentality that connects

Usage: he soldered the connection; he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers


Synonyms: ground

Definition: a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused

Similar words: percept, perception, perceptual experience

Definition: the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept


Synonyms: background, ground

Definition: the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground

Usage: he posed her against a background of rolling hills

Similar words: scene, panorama, view, vista, prospect, aspect

Definition: the visual percept of a region

Usage: the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views


Synonyms: ground

Definition: a position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle)

Usage: they gained ground step by step; they fought to regain the lost ground

Similar words: position, military position

Definition: a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons


Synonyms: reason, ground

Definition: a rational motive for a belief or action

Usage: the reason that war was declared; the grounds for their declaration

Similar words: rational motive

Definition: a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument


Synonyms: land, ground, solid ground, terra firma, dry land, earth

Definition: the solid part of the earth's surface

Usage: the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land; the earth shook for several minutes; he dropped the logs on the ground

Similar words: physical object, object

Definition: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

Usage: it was full of rackets, balls and other objects


Synonyms: ground, land, soil

Definition: material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)

Usage: the land had never been plowed; good agricultural soil

Similar words: physical object, object

Definition: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

Usage: it was full of rackets, balls and other objects


Synonyms: footing, ground, basis

Definition: a relation that provides the foundation for something

Usage: they were on a friendly footing; he worked on an interim basis

Similar words: foundation

Definition: the basis on which something is grounded

Usage: there is little foundation for his objections


Synonyms: ground, earth

Definition: the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface

Usage: they dug into the earth outside the church

Similar words: material, stuff

Definition: the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object

Usage: coal is a hard black material; wheat is the stuff they use to make bread

Synonyms for (verb) ground

Synonyms: ground

Definition: instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject

Similar words: teach, learn, instruct

Definition: impart skills or knowledge to

Usage: I taught them French; He instructed me in building a boat


Synonyms: ground

Definition: connect to a ground

Usage: ground the electrical connections for safety reasons

Similar words: tie, link, link up, connect

Definition: connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces

Usage: Can you connect the two loudspeakers?; Tie the ropes together; Link arms


Synonyms: anchor, ground

Definition: fix firmly and stably

Usage: anchor the lamppost in concrete

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: undercoat, prime, ground

Definition: cover with a primer; apply a primer to

Similar words: paint

Definition: apply paint to; coat with paint

Usage: We painted the rooms yellow


Synonyms: ground

Definition: hit onto the ground

Similar words: hit

Definition: cause to move by striking

Usage: hit a ball


Synonyms: ground

Definition: hit a groundball

Usage: he grounded to the second baseman

Similar words: hit

Definition: cause to move by striking

Usage: hit a ball


Synonyms: ground

Definition: throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage

Similar words: throw

Definition: propel through the air

Usage: throw a frisbee


Synonyms: ground

Definition: place or put on the ground

Similar words: put, place, pose, position, set, lay

Definition: put into a certain place or abstract location

Usage: Put your things here; Set the tray down; Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children; Place emphasis on a certain point


Synonyms: ground

Definition: confine or restrict to the ground

Usage: After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot

Similar words: hold, confine, restrain

Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Usage: This holds the local until the express passengers change trains; About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade; The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center; The terrorists held the journalists for ransom


Synonyms: run aground, ground

Definition: hit or reach the ground

Similar words: hit, make, gain, attain, arrive at, reach

Definition: reach a destination, either real or abstract

Usage: We hit Detroit by noon; The water reached the doorstep; We barely made it to the finish line; I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts


Synonyms: ground, run aground, strand

Definition: bring to the ground

Usage: the storm grounded the ship

Similar words: land

Definition: bring ashore

Usage: The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island