- n. law 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).
- 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.)
- From ground, past participle of to grind (Wiktionary)
“A lawsuit against Bank of America on uncertain grounds is seeking nearly two sextillion dollars in damages:”
“I think the thing that really struck me during this walk was that here the city had spent all this (Federal, no doubt) money fixing up the old railway station as a municipal house of culture but immediately outside the grounds is a polluted creek of untreated agua negra which stinks up the whole place and flows directly into the lake from the cultural center.”
“Had we had our first glimpse at that gimmicky comic on Fark Pokey would be a term grounds for a ban if you dare to mention it on our forums by now.”
“They had to go to "salt-licks," as they called the grounds about the salt-water springs.”
“Democrats know their bill is vulnerable on these grounds, which is why they have pounded Mr. McConnell for calling them on the point.”
“The house remains in much the same state as it did when Hemingway lived, and wrote, there, and strolling the grounds is a bit like stepping back in time.”
“But others defending Holder aren't on such solid grounds, which is why Obama was hedging his statements so much.”
“And you're right that he'll do it more on policy grounds, which is a good thing.”
“Gergen never said she opposed it on policy grounds, which is the lie she told to Ohio voters.”
“They appealed, and the British Court of Appeal found that the school in Brent, northwest London, had discriminated against the child on racial grounds, which is patently illegal under British law, especially if it's taxpayer funded.”
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Items of little or no value that are left behind by physical or biological processes other than passing through an alimentary canal. See also Valse's Leftovers and reesetee's Hogwash! for other tak...
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