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Meaning of “ground” - Learner’s Dictionary

ground

noun     /ɡraʊnd/
the ground
B1 the surface of the Earth: I sat down on the ground.Geology - general words
SOIL [U]
B2 the soil in an area: soft/stony groundGeology - general wordsSoil
AREA [C]
B1 an area of land used for a particular purpose or activity: a football groundSurfaces on which sports take place
KNOWLEDGE [U]
an area of knowledge, information, interest, or experience: He had to go over the same ground several times before I understood it.Topics and areas of interest
→  See also breeding ground , common ground , break new ground , gain/lose ground , get (sth) off the ground , stand your ground , suit sb down to the ground , be thin on the ground
(Definition of ground noun from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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