grounds meaning

  • 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
            • The boy ululated as he fell to the ground and smashed his arm.
            • Work on the new high-rise ground to a halt as contractor tried to deal with all the red tape.
            • A ground electrode located between Fpz and Fz. The electro-oculogram (EOG) was recorded bipolarly from two electrodes placed at the outer canthi of the right eye and below the left eye.
          2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • His big plans to get rich never quite seemed to get off the ground.
            • The urn shattered into smithereens the moment it hit the ground.
            • No matter how hard I try, I don't seem to be gaining 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
                      Difficultness: Level 1
                      Easy     ➨     Difficult
                      Definiteness: Level 1
                      Definite    ➨     Versatile
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                      5. en groundsill