Definition of common ground in English:

common ground


  • Opinions or interests shared by each of two or more parties.

    ‘artists from different cultural backgrounds found common ground’
    • ‘They show what could be achieved when organisations share their objectives and find common ground.’
    • ‘It assumes a multiplicity of class views, not just one class view though there may be much common ground.’
    • ‘What's interesting is that all these women can read the same magazine and find some common ground.’
    • ‘I'm only on the first chapter, but it's interesting how much common ground we have.’
    • ‘Let me report just a little bit about some common ground that has begun to emerge in my hometown.’
    • ‘Shadia smiled at the two, glad that they had found some common ground on which to grow a friendship.’
    • ‘The common ground between the three parties is one of democratic reform.’
    • ‘White and Robeson share further common ground in that both have played Othello.’
    • ‘The common ground we all share is our concern for the well-being of the children in our care.’
    • ‘In the main you can usually find common ground with people and establish a decent relationship.’


common ground

/ˌkämən ˈɡround/ /ˌkɑmən ˈɡraʊnd/