Meaning of “ground” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɡraʊnd/
Extra Examples
They pinned him to the ground.The rope won't be long enough to reach the ground.Suddenly the ground gave way under me.The ball dropped to the ground.He fell to the ground.
the ground

B1 the surface of the Earth:

I sat down on the ground.
SOIL [ U ]

B2 the soil in an area:

soft/stony ground
AREA [ C ]

B1 an area of land used for a particular purpose or activity:

a football ground

an area of knowledge, information, interest, or experience:

He had to go over the same ground several times before I understood it.

(Definition of “ground noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)