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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

Man made from
Genesis 2:7; Genesis 3:19; Genesis 3:23; Job 4:19; Job 33:6

Animals made from
Genesis 2:19

Vegetables made from
Genesis 2:9

Genesis 3:17; Genesis 5:29

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GROUND, noun

1. The surface of land or upper part of the earth, without reference to the materials which compose it. We apply ground to soil, sand or gravel indifferently, but never apply it to the whole mass of the earth or globe, nor to any portion of it when removed. We never say a shovel full or a load of ground We say under ground but not under earth; and we speak of the globe as divided into land and water, not into ground and water. Yet ground earth and land are often used synonymously. We say, the produce or fruits of the ground of the earth, or of land. The water overflows the low ground or the low land.

There was not a man to till the ground Genesis 2:5.

The ground shall give its increase. Zechariah 8:12.

The fire ran along on the ground Exodus 9:23.

2. Region; territory; as Egyptian ground; British ground; heavenly ground

3. Land; estate; possession.

Thy next design is on thy neighbor's grounds.

4. The surface of the earth, or a floor or pavement.

Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground 1 Samuel 5:4.

5. Foundation; that which supports any thing. This argument stands on defensible ground Hence,

6. Fundamental cause; primary reason or original principle. He stated the grounds of his complaint.

Making happiness the ground of his unhappiness.

7. First principles; as the grounds of religion.

8. In painting, the surface on which a figure or object is represented; that surface or substance which retains the original color, and to which the other colors are applied to make the representation; as crimson on a white ground

9. In manufactures, the principal color, to which others are considered as ornamental.

10. Grounds, plural, the bottom of liquors; dregs; lees; feces; as coffee grounds; the grounds of strong beer.

11. The plain song; the tune on which descants are raised.

On that ground I'll build a holy descant.

12. In etching, a gummous composition spread over the surface of the metal to be etched, to prevent the nitric acid from eating, except where the ground is opened with the point of a needle.

13. Field or place of action. He fought with fury, and would not quit the ground

14. In music, the name given to a composition in which the base, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a continually varying melody.

15. The foil to set a thing off.

16. Formerly, the pit of a play house.

To gain ground to advance; to proceed forward in conflict; as, an army in battle gains ground Hence, to obtain an advantage; to have some success; as, the army gains ground on the enemy. Hence,

1. To gain credit; to prevail; to become more general or extensive; as, the opinion gains ground

To lose ground to retire; to retreat; to withdraw from the position taken. Hence, to lose advantage. Hence,

1. To lose credit; to decline; to become less in force or extent.

To give ground to recede; to yield advantage.

get ground and to gather ground are seldom used.

GROUND, verb transitive To lay or set on the ground

1. To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, cause, reason or principle; as arguments grounded on reason; faith grounded on scriptural evidence.

2. To settle in first principles; to fix firmly.

Being rooted and grounded in love Ephesians 3:17.

GROUND, verb intransitive To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded in two fathoms of water.

GROUND, preterit tense and participle passive of grind.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

GROUND'AGE, noun A tax paid by a ship for standing in port.

GROUND'-ANGLING, noun Fishing without a float, with a bullet placed a few inches from the hook.

GROUND'-ASH, noun A sapling of ash; a young shoot from the stump of an ash.

GROUND'-BAIT,noun Bait for fish which sinks to the bottom of the water.

GROUND'-FLOOR, noun The first or lower floor of a house. But the English call the second floor from the ground the first floor.

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GROUND'-IVY, noun A well known plant, the Glechoma hederacea; called also alehoof and gill.

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GROUND'LESS, adjective Wanting ground or foundation; wanting cause or reason for support; as groundless fear.

1. Not authorized; false; as a groundless report or assertion.

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GROUND'LESSLY, adjective Without reason or cause; without authority for support.

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GROUND'LESSNESS, noun Want of just cause, reason or authority for support.

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GROUND'LING, noun A fish that keeps at the bottom of the water; hence, a low vulgar person.

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GROUND'LY, adverb Upon principles; solidly. [A bad word and not used.]

GROUND'-NUT, noun A plant, the Arachis, a native of South America.

GROUND'-OAK, noun A sapling of oak.

GROUND'-PINE,noun A plant, a species of Teucrium or germander; said to be so called from its resinous smell.

GROUND'-PLATE, noun In architecture, the ground-plates are the outermost pieces of timber lying on or near the ground, framed into one another with mortises and tenons.

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GROUND'-PLOT, noun The ground on which a building is placed.

1. The ichnography of a building.

GROUND'-RENT, noun Rent paid for the privilege of building on another man's land.

GROUND'-ROOM, noun A room on the ground; a lower room.

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GROUND'SEL, noun A plant of the genus Senecio, of several species.


GROUND'-SILL, noun [Latin sella, that which is set.]

The timber of a building which lies next to the ground; commonly called a sill.

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GROUND'-TACKLE, noun In ships, the ropes and furniture belonging to anchors.

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GROUND'WORK, noun The work which forms the foundation or support of any thing; the basis; the fundamentals.

1. The ground; that to which the rest are additional.

2. First principle; original reason.