Definitions

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  • n. Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce."
  • n. The collective land areas that compose a larger area, as in the castle grounds.
  • n. The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a justification for something existing or happening
  • n. your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief
  • n. dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue
  • n. the enclosed land around a house or other building
  • n. a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)

Etymologies

From ground ("basis, surroundings") (Wiktionary)
From ground, past participle of to grind (Wiktionary)

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