Antonyms of noun ground

1 of 11 senses of ground

Sense 8
ground -- (a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused)
       Antonym of figure (Sense 11)
      => figure -- (a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ground

11 senses of ground

Sense 1
land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma -- (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")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 2
reason, ground -- (a rational motive for a belief or action; "the reason that war was declared"; "the grounds for their declaration")
       => rational motive -- (a motive that can be defended by reasoning or logical argument)

Sense 3
earth, ground -- (the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church")
       => material, stuff -- (the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread")

Sense 4
footing, basis, ground -- (a relation that provides the foundation for something; "they were on a friendly footing"; "he worked on an interim basis")
       => foundation -- (the basis on which something is grounded; "there is little foundation for his objections")

Sense 5
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")
       => military position, position -- (a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons)

Sense 6
background, ground -- (the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills")
       => view, aspect, prospect, scene, vista, panorama -- (the visual percept of a region; "the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views")

Sense 7
land, ground, soil -- (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")
       => object, physical object -- (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects")

Sense 8
ground -- (a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused)
       => percept, perception, perceptual experience -- (the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept)

Sense 9
ground, earth -- (a connection between an electrical device and a large conducting body, such as the earth (which is taken to be at zero voltage))
       => connection, connexion, connector, connecter, connective -- (an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers")

Sense 10
ground -- ((art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting)
       => surface -- (the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface")

Sense 11
flat coat, ground, primer, priming, primer coat, priming coat, undercoat -- (the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface)
       => coat of paint -- (a layer of paint covering something else)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ground

12 senses of ground

Sense 1
anchor, ground -- (fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 2
ground -- (confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot")
       => restrain, confine, hold -- (to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom")

Sense 3
ground -- (place or put on the ground)
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 4
ground -- (instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject)
       => teach, learn, instruct -- (impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat")

Sense 5
ground, strand, run aground -- (bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship")
       => land -- (bring ashore; "The drug smugglers landed the heroin on the beach of the island")

Sense 6
ground, run aground -- (hit or reach the ground)
       => reach, make, attain, hit, arrive at, gain -- (reach a destination, either real or abstract; "We hit Detroit by noon"; "The water reached the doorstep"; "We barely made it to the finish line"; "I have to hit the MAC machine before the weekend starts")

Sense 7
ground -- (throw to the ground in order to stop play and avoid being tackled behind the line of scrimmage)
       => throw -- (propel through the air; "throw a frisbee")

Sense 8
ground -- (hit a groundball; "he grounded to the second baseman")
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 9
ground -- (hit onto the ground)
       => hit -- (cause to move by striking; "hit a ball")

Sense 10
prime, ground, undercoat -- (cover with a primer; apply a primer to)
       => paint -- (apply paint to; coat with paint; "We painted the rooms yellow")

Sense 11
ground -- (connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons")
       => connect, link, tie, link up -- (connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces; "Can you connect the two loudspeakers?"; "Tie the ropes together"; "Link arms")

Sense 12
establish, base, ground, found -- (use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb grind

7 senses of grind

Sense 1
crunch, cranch, craunch, grind -- (press or grind with a crushing noise)
       => press -- (exert pressure or force to or upon; "He pressed down on the boards"; "press your thumb on this spot")
          Phrasal Verb-> grind down#1

Sense 2
grate, grind -- (make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

Sense 3
labor, labour, toil, fag, travail, grind, drudge, dig, moil -- (work hard; "She was digging away at her math homework"; "Lexicographers drudge all day long")
       => work, do work -- (be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college")

Sense 4
grind -- (dance by rotating the pelvis in an erotically suggestive way, often while in contact with one's partner such that the dancers' legs are interlaced)
       => dance, trip the light fantastic, trip the light fantastic toe -- (move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance; "My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio")

Sense 5
grind, mash, crunch, bray, comminute -- (reduce to small pieces or particles by pounding or abrading; "grind the spices in a mortar"; "mash the garlic")
       => break up, fragment, fragmentize, fragmentise -- (break or cause to break into pieces; "The plate fragmented")

Sense 6
grind -- (created by grinding; "grind designs into the glass bowl")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 7
grind -- (shape or form by grinding; "grind lenses for glasses and cameras")
       => shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge -- (make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword")

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