Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The background of any design, as in embroidery, especially when itself made of needlework.—2. The act of putting in or preparing such a background.—3. Alumina and oil applied to wall-paper which is to be satin-finished.—4. In ceramics, same as ground-laying.—5. In marble-working, the operation of smoothing the surface of the marble with a succession of fine emeries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act, method, or process of laying a groundwork or foundation.
  • noun Elementary instruction; instruction in the basic concepts of a topic or skill.
  • noun The act or process of applying a ground, as of color, to wall paper, cotton cloth, etc.; a basis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience.
  • noun The collision of a ship with ground beneath the surface of the water.
  • noun The permanence of aircraft on land because of government action.
  • noun electrical engineering The interconnecting metal chassis/frame of a device, appliance, machine, or metal raceway via a designated conductor to earth at the Service Panel. The conductor may be bare or covered (with green plastic which may have a yellow stripe (US).) This conductor does NOT carry current in normal operation.
  • noun The absorption of energy through visualized "roots" descending from oneself into the ground, using Qi.
  • verb Present participle of ground.

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

  • noun fastening electrical equipment to earth
  • noun education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge

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Examples

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

  • "A short-term grounding of the fleet would have limited economic impact but be of considerable nuisance value for travelers and another blow to Australia's tourism industry already struggling under a high AUD," Ivan Colhoun , head of Australian Economics and Property Research at ANZ said in the note.

    Businesses Clamber to Shore Up Travel

  • Isolation transformers are an option if proper grounding is not an option, it depends on how desperate/paranoid you are.

    3 to 2 prong adapters

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  • "Walking barefoot, aka grounding, has a potent antioxidant effect that helps alleviate inflammation throughout your body. The human body appears to be finely tuned to 'work' with the earth in the sense that there's a constant flow of energy between our bodies and the earth. When you put your feet on the ground, you absorb large amounts of negative electrons through the soles of your feet.

    Grounding helps thin your blood by improving its zeta potential. This gives each blood cell more negative charge which helps them repel each other to keep your blood thin and less likely to clot. This can significantly reduce your risk of stroke. Research has demonstrated it takes about 80 minutes for the free electrons from the earth to reach your blood stream and transform your blood, so make it a point to regularly walk barefoot on grass or on wet sand for about 1.5-2 hours, if possible."

    - Dr Mercola, 'Are You Using These Simple Lifestyle Strategies to Decrease Your Stroke Risk?', 14 June 2013.

    June 27, 2013