Translation of "ground" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

ground

noun uk /ɡraʊnd/ us /ɡraʊnd/
LAND 陸地
the ground [ S ]

B1 the surface of the earth

地,地面
I sat down on the ground. 我坐在地上。

B2 [ U ] soil

土;土壤;土地
soft/stony ground 鬆軟的/滿是石頭的土地
The ground was frozen hard and was impossible to dig. 土地凍實了,根本挖不動。

B1 [ C ] an area of land used for a particular purpose or activity

(有特殊用途的)地域,場地
a football ground 足球場
The lake has become a dumping ground for toxic chemicals.
skills learnt on the training ground (= place where sports teams practise)
grounds [ plural ]

C2 the gardens and land that surround a building and often have a wall or fence around them

(常由牆或柵欄圍起來的建築物周圍的)庭院,場地,花園
We went for a walk around the hospital grounds. 我們在醫院的院子裡散步走了幾圈。
CAUSE 原因

C2 [ C usually plural ] a reason, cause, or argument

原因;根據;理由
She is suing the company on grounds of unfair dismissal. 她正以公司不公正解僱她為由對其提起訴訟。
UK Do you have any ground for suspecting them? 你有甚麼證據懷疑他們?
[ + to infinitive ] We have grounds to believe that you have been lying to us. 我們有理由相信,你一直在對我們撒謊。
[ + that ] He refused to answer on the grounds that the question violated his rights to privacy. 他以她被不正當解僱為由拒絕作出答覆。
AREA OF KNOWLEDGE 知識領域

C2 [ U ] an area of knowledge or experience

(知識、經驗等的)領域,範圍;學科
When the conversation turns to politics he's on familiar ground (= he knows a lot about this subject). 當談話轉向政治時,他便如魚得水。
Once we'd found some common ground (= things we both knew about) we got along very well together. 在找到一些共同語言之後,我們開始相處融洽了。
The lectures covered a lot of ground (= included information on many different subjects). 這些演講涵蓋了眾多學科的內容。
I enjoyed her first novel, but I felt in the second she was going over the same ground (= dealing with the same area of experience). 我很喜歡她的第一部小說,但是我覺得她的第二部小說涉及的是同樣的題材。
WIRE 電線

[ C usually singular ] US UK earth a wire that makes a connection between a piece of electrical equipment and the ground, so the user is protected from feeling an electric shock if the equipment develops a fault

地線
COFFEE 咖啡
grounds [ plural ]

the small grains of coffee left at the bottom of a cup or other container that has had coffee in it

咖啡渣 → See also grind verb
verb uk /ɡraʊnd/ us /ɡraʊnd/
GRIND

past simple and past participle of grind

碾碎;磨碎
KEEP ON LAND 擱淺
be grounded

If a ship is grounded, it cannot move because it has hit solid ground.

使(船)擱淺
The oil tanker was grounded on a sandbank. 油輪擱淺在一片沙灘上。

[ T often passive ] If aircraft are grounded, they are prevented from flying or ordered not to fly.

禁止…飛行;使停飛
The snowstorm meant that all planes were grounded. 這場暴風雪導致航班全部停飛。
PUNISH 懲罰

[ T ] to forbid (= refuse to allow) a child or young person from going out as a punishment

罰(孩子)不許出門
My parents grounded me for a week. 我爸媽罰我一星期不准出門。
PUT WIRE

[ T usually passive ] US UK earth to connect a piece of electrical equipment to the ground with a wire

把(電線)接地
You could get a nasty shock from that water heater if it isn't grounded properly. 如果電熱水器接地不良的話,可能會發生很嚴重的觸電事故。
CAUSE 原因
be grounded in sth formal

to be based firmly on something

根據;基於
Fiction should be grounded in reality. 小說應該以現實生活為基礎。
Most phobias are grounded in childhood experiences. 大多數的恐懼症都源於兒時的經歷。
→ See also well grounded

(Translation of “ground” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)