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German translation of “ground”

ground

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
grundlos
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
vorwärtskommen
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
standhalten
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.
(Definition of ground from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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