Synonyms of ground in English:

ground


See definition of ground

noun

1‘she stumbled and then collapsed on the ground’

SYNONYMS
floor, earth, terra firma
flooring
informal deck

2‘their feet sank into the soggy ground’

SYNONYMS
earth, soil, topsoil, dirt, clay, loam, turf, clod, mould, sod, dust
land, terrain

3‘the team won at their home ground’

SYNONYMS
stadium, pitch, field, arena, park
track, course, racetrack, racecourse, ring, rink
North American bowl

4grounds‘a balcony overlooking the embassy grounds’

SYNONYMS
estate, gardens, lawns, park, parkland, land, acres, property, surroundings, domain, holding, territory
archaic demesne

5grounds‘his actions constituted grounds for dismissal’

SYNONYMS
reason, cause, basis, base, foundation, justification, rationale, argument, premise, occasion, factor, excuse, pretext, motive, motivation, inducement

6grounds‘there were coffee grounds in the bottom of the cup’

SYNONYMS
sediment, precipitate, settlings, dregs, lees, deposit, residue, sludge
rare grouts

verb

1‘a bitter wind blew and the bombers were grounded’

SYNONYMS
prevent from flying, keep on the ground

2‘the boat grounded on a mud bank’

SYNONYMS
run aground, become stranded, run ashore, beach, become beached, land, be high and dry
ANTONYMS

float, put to sea

3‘this assertion was grounded on results of several studies’

SYNONYMS
base, found, establish, set, settle, root, build, construct, form

4‘her governess grounded her in Latin and Greek’

SYNONYMS
instruct, coach, tutor, educate, school, train, upskill, drill, prime, prepare
teach, familiarize with, acquaint with, make conversant with, inform about
informal give the low-down on, clue up on, clue in on, fill in on, put in the picture about
British informal gen up on, give the gen about

Phrases

    get something off the ground

    ‘he thanked the hardworking committee who successfully got the project off the ground’


    SYNONYMS

    set in motion, get under way, get going, start, begin, activate, institute, initiate, launch, get in operation, get functioning, get working

    formal

    commence

    get off the ground

    ‘prefab housing never quite got off the ground’


    SYNONYMS

    get going, get under way, begin, start, start off, go ahead

    informal

    kick off

    formal

    commence

    stand one's ground

    ‘he looked so sad but I had to stand my ground’


    SYNONYMS

    stand firm, be firm, make a stand, be resolute, insist, be determined, show determination, hold on, hold out, be emphatic, not take no for an answer, brook no refusal

    informal

    stick to one's guns

    ANTONYMS

    give up

    go to ground

    ‘he went to ground when we asked for elaboration’


    SYNONYMS

    hide, hide out, hide oneself, conceal oneself, secrete oneself, shelter, take cover, lie low, go to earth, go underground

    informal

    hole up

    British informal

    lie doggo

    ANTONYMS

    come out into the open