Translation of "ground" - English-French dictionary


noun /ɡraund/

the solid surface of the Earth

She was lying on the ground
high ground.

a piece of land used for some purpose

a football ground.
grounding noun

the teaching of the basic facts of a subject

enseignement des bases d’un sujet
This course will give students a good grounding in mathematics.
groundless adjective

without reason

sans fondement
Your fears are groundless.
grounds noun plural

the garden or land round a large house etc

the castle grounds.

good reasons

Have you any grounds for calling him a liar?

the powder which remains in a cup (eg of coffee) which one has drunk

marc (de café)
coffee grounds.
ground floor

the rooms of a building which are at street level

My office is on the ground floor
(also adjective) a ground-floor flat.
groundwork noun

work done in preparation for beginning a project etc.

travail préparatoire
We’ve completed most of the groundwork for our research project.
break new ground

to deal with a subject for the first time.

Scientists have broken new ground in the field of human genetics.
cover ground

to deal with a certain amount of work etc

faire du bon travail
We’ve covered a lot of ground at this morning’s meeting.
get (something) off the ground

to get (a project etc) started.

faire démarrer (qqch.)
We’re hoping to get the project off the ground over the next few days.
hold one’s ground

to refuse to move back or retreat when attacked

tenir bon
Although many were killed, the soldiers held their ground.
lose ground

to (be forced to) move back or retreat

perdre du terrain
The general sent in reinforcements when he saw that his troops were losing ground.

(Translation of “ground” from the PASSWORD English–French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)