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English definition of “ground”

ground

noun (LAND)    /ɡraʊnd/
the ground [S] B1 the surface of the Earth : I sat down on the ground.The Earth and outer space - general words B2 [U] soil : soft / stony ground The ground was frozen hard and was impossible to dig .Soil B1 [C] an area of land used for a particular purpose or activity : a football ground skills learnt on the training ground (= place where sports teams practise )Areas of land in generalSpace - general words grounds [plural] C2 the gardens and land that surround a building and often have a wall or fence around them: We went for a walk around the hospital grounds.Gardens and yards
(Definition of ground noun (LAND) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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