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Idioms about ground

Origin of ground

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English noun ground, grund, grond “bottom, base, foot (of a ladder),” Old English grund “bottom, deep place, abyss”; cognate with Dutch grond, German Grund; verb derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM ground

Other definitions for ground (2 of 2)

ground2
[ ground ]
/ graʊnd /

verb
a simple past tense and past participle of grind.
adjective
reduced to fine particles or dust by grinding.
(of meat, vegetables, etc.) reduced to very small pieces by putting through a food processor or grinder: ground beef.
having the surface abraded or roughened by or as if by grinding, as in order to reduce its transparency: ground glass.

Origin of ground

2
First recorded in 1755–65 for def. 2; see ground1
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British Dictionary definitions for ground (1 of 2)

ground1
/ (ɡraʊnd) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for ground

Old English grund; related to Old Norse grunn shallow, grunnr, grund plain, Old High German grunt

British Dictionary definitions for ground (2 of 2)

ground2
/ (ɡraʊnd) /

verb
the past tense and past participle of grind
adjective
having the surface finished, thickness reduced, or an edge sharpened by grinding
reduced to fine particles by grinding
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Scientific definitions for ground

ground
[ ground ]

A connection between an electrical conductor and the Earth. Grounds are used to establish a common zero-voltage reference for electric devices in order to prevent potentially dangerous voltages from arising between them and other objects. Also called earth
The set of shared points in an electrical circuit at which the measured voltage is taken to be zero. The ground is usually connected directly to the power supply and acts as a common “sink” for current flowing through the components in the circuit.
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