- plural of ground
- third-person singular simple present indicative of ground
From ground (“basis, surroundings”).
grounds (plural grounds)
- (law) Basis or justification for something.
grounds for divorce
- The collective land areas that compose a larger area.
the castle grounds
1922, Michael Arlen, “1/1/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
House Prees and Bloods […] were everywhere to be seen in earnest colloquy. For the matter was, that there was some sort of night-prowler about the school grounds.
basis or justification for something
- Azerbaijani: əsas (az)
- Catalan: raó (ca) f, causa (ca), motiu (ca) m, fundamento (ca)
- French: raison (fr) f, motif (fr) m
- German: Grund (de) m, Rechtfertigung (de) f
- Ido: kazuko, motivo (io), fundamento (io)
- Maori: papa, rawa
- Russian: основа́ние (ru) n (osnovánije), обоснова́ние (ru) n (obosnovánije)
- Spanish: causal (es) m or f, razón (es) f, causa (es) f, motivo (es) m, fundamento (es) m
- Ukrainian: підста́ва f (pidstáva), обґрунтува́ння n (obgruntuvánnja)
From ground, past participle of to grind.
grounds pl (plural only)
- The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered.
- coffee grounds
sediment at the bottom of a liquid