grounds

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡɹaʊndz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊndz
  • Hyphenation: grounds

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

grounds

  1. plural of ground

Verb[edit]

grounds

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ground

Etymology 2[edit]

From ground (basis, surroundings).

Noun[edit]

grounds (plural grounds)

  1. (law) Basis or justification for something.
    grounds for divorce
  2. The collective land areas that compose a larger area.
    the castle grounds
    • 1922, Michael Arlen, “1/1/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days[1]:
      House Prees and Bloods [] were everywhere to be seen in earnest colloquy. For the matter was, that there was some sort of night-prowler about the school grounds.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From ground, past participle of to grind.

Noun[edit]

grounds pl (plural only)

  1. The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered.
    coffee grounds
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