grounded Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “grounded” in the English Dictionary

"grounded" in British English

See all translations

groundedadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡraʊn.dɪd/

grounded adjective (SENSIBLE)

Someone who is grounded makes good ​decisions and does not say or do ​stupid things: He's very grounded ​even though he has so much ​money.

grounded adjective (UNABLE TO MOVE)

used to ​describe an ​aircraft that is ​prevented from ​flying for some ​reason, or a ​ship that cannot ​move because it has ​hitsolidground

grounded adjective (PUNISHED)

A ​child or ​youngperson who is grounded is not ​allowed to go out as a ​punishment: I ​stayed out ​til 1 am last ​night and now I'm grounded for a ​week.
(Definition of grounded from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"grounded" in Business English

See all translations

groundedadjective

uk   us   /ˈɡraʊndɪd/
be grounded in/on sth to be ​based firmly on something: The ​estimates of ​strongdividendgrowth are grounded on a ​steadyrecovery in the ​globaleconomy.
(Definition of grounded from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “grounded”
in Chinese (Simplified) 有判断力的, 明智的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有判斷力的, 明智的,理智的…
What is the pronunciation of grounded?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

golden

made of gold

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More