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Meaning & Definition of Grounds in English

English

Grounds

/graʊndz/

noun

1. Your basis for belief or disbelief

  • Knowledge on which to base belief
  • "The evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling"
    synonym:
  • evidence
  • ,
  • grounds

2. The enclosed land around a house or other building

  • "It was a small house with almost no yard"
    synonym:
  • yard
  • ,
  • grounds
  • ,
  • curtilage

3. A tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.)

    synonym:
  • grounds

4. A justification for something existing or happening

  • "He had no cause to complain"
  • "They had good reason to rejoice"
    synonym:
  • cause
  • ,
  • reason
  • ,
  • grounds

5. Dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue

  • "It is a middle eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds"
    synonym:
  • grounds

Examples of using

Do you have any grounds for thinking so?
A piece of railway in use today is therefore the product of a long series of decisions reached on many different grounds, at different times.