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grounds meaning

EN[ɡɹaʊndz]
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  • Noun
    1. (law) Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce.".
      1. The collective land areas that compose a larger area, as in the castle grounds.
        1. (plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • We don’t have to overconcentrate on luxury on our ground level.
            • The are losing ground to foreign competitors every year.
            • In a private rite, a ring is drawn on the ground around a harrow or before an indoor stall.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • His new skateboard rail is about 10' long, 4" wide and 8" off the ground.
            • Old Buggy and Winter Birds shows a buggy parked in front of a drive shed, while cardinals, juncos, and song sparrows feed on grain strewn over the ground.
            • "This view is taken by Allatius, who says that a Kallikantzaros has all the characteristics of nightmare, rampaging on men's shoulders, then leaving them half senseless on the ground.

        Meaning of grounds for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "grounds" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an invariant noun, an irregular plural, a nouns with irregular plural, a countable noun and a pluralia tantum.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Nouns
            • Noun forms
              • Plurals
                • Irregular plurals
                  • Invariant nouns
                • Noun plural forms
                  • Irregular plurals
                    • Invariant nouns
                • Invariant nouns
                  • Irregular plurals
                    • Invariant nouns
                    • Nouns with irregular plurals
                      • Invariant nouns
                      • Countable nouns
                        • Pluralia tantum
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