Translation of "ground" - English-German dictionary


noun /ɡraund/

the solid surface of the Earth

der (Erd)Boden
She was lying on the ground
high ground.

a piece of land used for some purpose

das Gebiet
a football ground.
grounding noun

the teaching of the basic facts of a subject

der Anfangsunterricht
This course will give students a good grounding in mathematics.
groundless adjective

without reason

Your fears are groundless.
grounds noun plural

the garden or land round a large house etc

die Anlagen (pl.)
the castle grounds.

good reasons

der Grund
Have you any grounds for calling him a liar?

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

der Kaffeesatz
coffee grounds.
ground floor

the rooms of a building which are at street level

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

work done in preparation for beginning a project etc.

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

to deal with a subject for the first time.

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

to deal with a certain amount of work etc

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

to get (a project etc) started.

in Gang setzen
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

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

to (be forced to) move back or retreat

an Boden verlieren
The general sent in reinforcements when he saw that his troops were losing ground.

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