Definitions

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

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

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

Etymologies

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From ground, past participle of to grind

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From ground ("basis, surroundings")

Examples

  • A lawsuit against Bank of America on uncertain grounds is seeking nearly two sextillion dollars in damages:

    Boing Boing

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Page 2

  • 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.

    Page 2

  • 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.

    Page 2

  • 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.

    Page 2

  • 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.

    Page 2

  • 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.

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