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Ground vs. Land

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Ground

The solid surface of the earth
He lay on the ground
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Land

Land is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water. The vast majority of human activity throughout history has occurred in land areas that support agriculture, habitat, and various natural resources.
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Ground

An area of land or sea used for a specified purpose
Shore dumping can pollute fishing grounds
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Land

A state of Germany or Austria.
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Ground

An area of knowledge or subject of discussion or thought
Third-year courses cover less ground and go into more depth
He shifted the argument on to theoretical grounds of his own choosing
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Land

Put (someone or something) on land from a boat
He landed his troops at Hastings
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Ground

Factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief
They called for a retrial on the grounds of the new evidence
There are some grounds for optimism
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Land

Come down through the air and rest on the ground or another surface
We will shortly be landing at Gatwick
A fly landed on Tom's nose
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Ground

A prepared surface to which paint is applied.
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Land

Cause someone to be in (a difficult situation)
His exploits always landed him in trouble
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Ground

Solid particles, especially of coffee, which form a residue; sediment
Machines which presoak the coffee grounds produce a superior cup of coffee
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Land

Inflict (a blow) on someone
I won the fight without landing a single punch
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Ground

Electrical connection to the earth.
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Land

The solid ground of the earth.
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Ground

Short for ground bass
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Land

Ground or soil
Tilled the land.
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Ground

Prohibit or prevent (a pilot or an aircraft) from flying
A bitter wind blew from the north-east and the bombers were grounded
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Land

A topographically or functionally distinct tract
Desert land.
Prime building land.
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Ground

(with reference to a ship) run or go aground
Rather than be blown up, Muller grounded his ship on a coral reef
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Land

A nation; a country.
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Ground

Give (something abstract) a firm theoretical or practical basis
The study of history must be grounded in a thorough knowledge of the past
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Land

The people of a nation, district, or region.
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Ground

Place (something) on the ground or touch the ground with (something)
He was penalized two strokes for grounding his club in a bunker
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Land

Lands Territorial possessions or property.
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Ground

Connect (an electrical device) with the ground.
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Land

Public or private landed property; real estate.
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Ground

(of a batter) hit a pitched ball so that it bounces on the ground
He grounded to second
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Land

(Law) The solid material of the earth as well as the natural and manmade things attached to it and the rights and interests associated with it.
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Ground

Past and past participle of grind
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Land

An agricultural or farming area
Wanted to buy a house on the land.
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Ground

Reduced to fine particles by crushing or mincing
Ground cumin
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Land

Farming considered as a way of life.
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Ground

The solid surface of the earth.
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Land

An area or realm
The land of make-believe.
The land of television.
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Ground

The floor of a body of water, especially the sea.
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Land

The raised portion of a grooved surface, as on a phonograph record.
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Ground

Soil; earth
Level the ground for a lawn.
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Land

To bring to and unload on land
Land cargo.
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Ground

Often grounds An area of land designated for a particular purpose
A burial ground.
Parade grounds.
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Land

To set (a vehicle) down on land or another surface
Land an airplane smoothly.
Land a seaplane on a lake.
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Ground

Often grounds The land surrounding or forming part of a house or another building
A guesthouse on the grounds of the mansion.
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Land

(Informal) To cause to arrive in a place or condition
Civil disobedience will land you in jail.
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Ground

An area or a position that is contested in or as if in battle
The soldiers held their ground against the enemy. Character witnesses helped the defendant stand her ground in the trial.
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Land

To catch and pull in (a fish)
Landed a big catfish.
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Ground

Something that serves as a foundation or means of attachment for something else
A ground of white paint under the mural.
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Land

(Informal) To win; secure
Land a big contract.
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Ground

A surrounding area; a background.
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Land

(Informal) To deliver
Landed a blow on his opponent's head.
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Ground

Often grounds The foundation for an argument, belief, or action; a basis.
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Land

To come to shore
Landed against the current with great difficulty.
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Ground

Often grounds The underlying condition prompting an action; a cause
Grounds for suspicion.
A ground for divorce.
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Land

To disembark
Landed at a crowded dock.
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Ground

The surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.
Look, I found a ten dollar bill on the ground!
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Land

To descend toward and settle onto the ground or another surface
The helicopter has landed.
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Ground

(uncountable) Terrain.
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Land

(Informal) To arrive in a place or condition
Landed at the theater too late for the opening curtain.
Landed in trouble for being late.
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Ground

Soil, earth.
The worm crawls through the ground.
The fox escaped from the hounds by going to ground.
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Land

To come to rest in a certain way or place
Slipped and landed on his shoulder.
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Ground

(countable) The bottom of a body of water.
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Land

The part of Earth which is not covered by oceans or other bodies of water.
Most insects live on land.
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Ground

Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
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Land

Real estate or landed property; a partitioned and measurable area which is owned and acquired and on which buildings and structures can be built and erected.
There are 50 acres of land in this estate.
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Ground

, (epistemic) justification, cause.
You will need to show good grounds for your action.
He could not come on grounds of health, or on health grounds.
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Land

A country or region.
They come from a faraway land.
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Ground

Background, context, framework, surroundings.
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Land

A person's country of origin and/or homeplace; homeland.
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Ground

(historical) The area on which a battle is fought, particularly as referring to the area occupied by one side or the other. Often, according to the eventualities, "to give ground" or "to gain ground".
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Land

The soil, in respect to its nature or quality for farming.
Wet land; good or bad land for growing potatoes
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Ground

Advantage given or gained in any contest; e.g. in football, chess, debate or academic discourse.
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Land

Realm, domain.
I'm going to Disneyland.
Maybe that's how it works in TV-land, but not in the real world.
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Ground

The plain surface upon which the figures of an artistic composition are set.
Crimson flowers on a white ground
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Land

(agriculture) The ground left unploughed between furrows; any of several portions into which a field is divided for ploughing.
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Ground

(sculpture) A flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.
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Land

A shock or fright.
He got an awful land when the police arrived.
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Ground

(point lace) The net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied.
Brussels ground
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Land

(electronics) A conducting area on a board or chip which can be used for connecting wires.
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Ground

(etching) A gummy substance spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
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Land

On a compact disc or similar recording medium, an area of the medium which does not have pits.
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Ground

One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which mouldings etc. are attached.
Grounds are usually put up first and the plastering floated flush with them.
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Land

(travel) The non-airline portion of an itinerary. Hotel, tours, cruises, etc.
Our city offices sell a lot more land than our suburban offices.
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Ground

(countable) A soccer stadium.
Manchester United's ground is known as Old Trafford.
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Land

(obsolete) The ground or floor.
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Ground

An electrical conductor connected to the earth, or a large conductor whose electrical potential is taken as zero (such as a steel chassis).
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Land

(nautical) The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; called also landing.
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Ground

The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; the part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground).
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Land

In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, such as the level part of a millstone between the furrows.
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Ground

(music) A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
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Land

(ballistics) The space between the rifling grooves in a gun.
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Ground

(music) The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
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Land

A group of dwellings or tenements under one roof and having a common entry.
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Ground

The pit of a theatre.
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Land

Lant; urine
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Ground

(US) To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
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Land

(intransitive) To descend to a surface, especially from the air.
The plane is about to land.
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Ground

(transitive) To punish, especially a child or teenager, by forcing them to stay at home and/or give up certain privileges.
If you don't clean your room, I'll have no choice but to ground you.
Eric, you are grounded until further notice for lying to us about where you were last night!
My kids are currently grounded from television.
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Land

(dated) To alight, to descend from a vehicle.
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Ground

(transitive) To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
Because of the bad weather, all flights were grounded.
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Land

(intransitive) To come into rest.
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Ground

To give a basic education in a particular subject; to instruct in elements or first principles.
Jim was grounded in maths.
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Land

(intransitive) To arrive on land, especially a shore or dock, from a body of water.
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Ground

(baseball) To hit a ground ball. Compare fly (verb (regular)) and line (verb).
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Land

(transitive) To bring to land.
It can be tricky to land a helicopter.
Use the net to land the fish.
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Ground

To place something on the ground.
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Land

To capture or arrest.
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Ground

(intransitive) To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed.
The ship grounded on the bar.
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Land

(transitive) To acquire; to secure.
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Ground

To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
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Land

To succeed in having sexual relations with; to score
Too ugly to ever land a chick
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Ground

(fine arts) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching, or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
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Land

(transitive) (of a blow) To deliver.
If you land a knockout blow, you’ll win the match
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Ground

To improve or focus the mental or emotional state of.
I ground myself with meditation.
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Land

(intransitive) (of a punch) To connect
If the punches land, you might lose a few teeth!
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Ground

Simple past tense and past participle of grind
I ground the coffee up nicely.
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Land

(intransitive) To go down well with an audience.
Some of the comedian's jokes failed to land.
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Ground

Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
Ground mustard seed
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Land

Urine. See Lant.
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Ground

Processed by grinding.
Lenses of ground glass
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Land

The solid part of the surface of the earth; - opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.
They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land.
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Ground

The surface of the earth; the outer crust of the globe, or some indefinite portion of it.
There was not a man to till the ground.
The fire ran along upon the ground.
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Land

Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.
Go view the land, even Jericho.
Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,Where wealth accumulates and men decay.
A poor parson dwelling upon land [i.e., in the country].
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Ground

Any definite portion of the earth's surface; region; territory; country.
From . . . old Euphrates, to the brook that parts Egypt from Syrian ground.
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Land

Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.
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Ground

Land; estate; possession; field; esp. (pl.), the gardens, lawns, fields, etc., belonging to a homestead; as, the grounds of the estate are well kept.
Thy next design is on thy neighbor's grounds.
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Land

The inhabitants of a nation or people.
These answers, in the silent night received,The king himself divulged, the land believed.
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Ground

The basis on which anything rests; foundation. Hence: The foundation of knowledge, belief, or conviction; a premise, reason, or datum; ultimate or first principle; cause of existence or occurrence; originating force or agency; as, the ground of my hope.
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Land

The mainland, in distinction from islands.
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Ground

That surface upon which the figures of a composition are set, and which relieves them by its plainness, being either of one tint or of tints but slightly contrasted with one another; as, crimson Bowers on a white ground.
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Land

The ground or floor.
Herself upon the land she did prostrate.
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Ground

A gummy composition spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
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Land

The ground left unplowed between furrows; any one of several portions into which a field is divided for convenience in plowing.
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Ground

One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which moldings, etc., are attached; - usually in the plural.
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Land

Any ground, soil, or earth whatsoever, as meadows, pastures, woods, etc., and everything annexed to it, whether by nature, as trees, water, etc., or by the hand of man, as buildings, fences, etc.; real estate.
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Ground

A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
On that ground I'll build a holy descant.
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Land

The lap of the strakes in a clinker-built boat; the lap of plates in an iron vessel; - called also landing.
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Ground

A conducting connection with the earth, whereby the earth is made part of an electrical circuit.
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Land

In any surface prepared with indentations, perforations, or grooves, that part of the surface which is not so treated, as the level part of a millstone between the furrows, or the surface of the bore of a rifled gun between the grooves.
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Ground

Sediment at the bottom of liquors or liquids; dregs; lees; feces; as, coffee grounds.
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Land

To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
I 'll undertake to land them on our coast.
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Ground

The pit of a theater.
There is no way for duty to prevail, and get ground of them, but by bidding higher.
These nine . . . began to give me ground.
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Land

To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
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Ground

To lay, set, or run, on the ground.
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Land

To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
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Ground

To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
Being rooted and grounded in love.
So far from warranting any inference to the existence of a God, would, on the contrary, ground even an argument to his negation.
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Land

To pilot (an airplane) from the air onto the land; as, to land the plane on a highway.
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Ground

To instruct in elements or first principles.
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Land

To come to the end of a course; to arrive at a destination, literally or figuratively; as, he landed in trouble; after hithchiking for a week, he landed in Los Angeles.
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Ground

To connect with the ground so as to make the earth a part of an electrical circuit.
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Land

To go on shore from a ship or boat; to disembark.
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Ground

To forbid (a pilot) to fly an airplane; - usually as a disciplinary measure, or for reasons of ill health sufficient to interfere with performance.
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Land

To reach and come to rest on land after having been in the air; as, the arrow landed in a flower bed; the golf ball landed in a sand trap; our airplane landed in Washington.
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Ground

To forbid (aircraft) to fly; - usually due to the unsafe condition of the aircraft or lack of conformity to safety regulations; as, the discovery of a crack in the wing of a Trijet caused the whole fleeet to be grounded for inspection.
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Land

The land on which real estate is located;
He built the house on land leased from the city
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Ground

To temporarily restrict the activities of (a child), especially social activity outside the house; - usually for bad or unsatisfactory conduct; as, Johnny was grounded for fighting at school and can't go to the movies for two weeks.
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Land

Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use);
The land had never been plowed
Good agricultural soil
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Ground

To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed; as, the ship grounded on the bar.
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Land

The solid part of the earth's surface;
The plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
The earth shook for several minutes
He dropped the logs on the ground
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Ground

The solid part of the earth's surface;
The plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
The earth shook for several minutes
He dropped the logs on the ground
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Land

Territory over which rule or control is exercised;
His domain extended into Europe
He made it the law of the land
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Ground

A rational motive for a belief or action;
The reason that war was declared
The grounds for their declaration
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Land

The territory occupied by a nation;
He returned to the land of his birth
He visited several European countries
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Ground

The loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface;
They dug into the earth outside the church
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Land

A domain in which something is dominant;
The untroubled kingdom of reason
A land of make-believe
The rise of the realm of cotton in the south
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Ground

A relation that provides the foundation for something;
They were on a friendly footing
He worked on an interim basis
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Land

Extensive landed property (especially in the country) retained by the owner for his own use;
The family owned a large estate on Long Island
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Ground

A position to be won or defended in battle (or as if in battle);
They gained ground step by step
They fought to regain the lost ground
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Land

The people who live in a nation or country;
A statement that sums up the nation's mood
The news was announced to the nation
The whole country worshipped him
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Ground

The part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground;
He posed her against a background of rolling hills
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Land

A politically organized body of people under a single government;
The state has elected a new president
African nations
Students who had come to the nation's capitol
The country's largest manufacturer
An industrialized land
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Ground

Material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use);
The land had never been plowed
Good agricultural soil
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Land

United States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one-step photographic process (1909-1991)
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Ground

A relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
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Land

Working the land as an occupation or way of life;
Farming is a strenuous life
There's no work on the land any more
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Ground

A connection between an electrical device and the earth (which is a zero voltage)
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Land

Reach or come to rest;
The bird landed on the highest branch
The plane landed in Istanbul
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Ground

(art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
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Land

Cause to come to the ground;
The pilot managed to land the airplane safely
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Ground

The first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
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Land

Bring into a different state;
This may land you in jail
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Ground

Fix firmly and stably;
Anchor the lamppost in concrete
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Land

Bring ashore;
The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island
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Ground

Confine or restrict to the ground;
After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot
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Land

Deliver (a blow);
He landed several blows on his opponent's head
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Ground

Place or put on the ground
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Land

Arrive on shore;
The ship landed in Pearl Harbor
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Ground

Instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
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Land

Shoot at and force to come down;
The enemy landed several of our aircraft
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Ground

Bring to the ground;
The storm grounded the ship
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Land

Relating to or characteristic of or occurring on land;
Land vehicles
Sea stories
Sea smells
Sea traffic
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Ground

Hit or reach the ground
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Land

Operating or living or growing in water;
Boats are aquatic vehicles
Water lilies are aquatic plants
Fish are aquatic animals
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Ground

Throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage
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Ground

Hit a groundball;
He grounded to the second baseman
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Ground

Hit onto the ground
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Ground

Cover with a primer; apply a primer to
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Ground

Connect to a ground;
Ground the electrical connections for safety reasons
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Ground

Use as a basis for; found on;
Base a claim on some observation
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Ground

Broken or pounded into small fragments; used of e.g. ore or stone;
Paved with crushed bluestone
Ground glass is used as an abrasive
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