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Translation of "ground" - English-French dictionary

ground

noun /ɡraund/
the solid surface of the Earth sol She was lying on the ground high ground.
a piece of land used for some purpose terrain 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 parc the castle grounds.
good reasons motif 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 rez-de-chaussée 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. innover 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.
(Definition of ground from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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