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Definition 1: the enclosed land around a house or other building - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where grounds or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a small house with almost no yard

Synonyms for grounds in the sense of this definition

(grounds is a kind of ...) a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

"he planted a field of wheat"

(... is a kind of grounds ) the grounds in back of a house

(... is a kind of grounds ) a yard outside the front or rear door of a house

(... is a kind of grounds ) the yard in front of a house; between the house and the street

(... is a kind of grounds ) a yard or lawn adjoining a house

(... is a kind of grounds ) yard consisting of an outdoor area for children's play

(... is a kind of grounds ) the grounds at either side of a house

Definition 2: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where grounds or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling

Synonyms for grounds in the sense of this definition

(grounds is a kind of ...) knowledge acquired through study or experience or instruction

(... is a kind of grounds ) (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure

"a magistrate determined that there was probable cause to search the house"

(... is a kind of grounds ) any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

"if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it"

(... is a kind of grounds ) any evidence that helps to establish the falsity of something

(... is a kind of grounds ) evidence pointing to a possible solution

"the police are following a promising lead" "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"

(... is a kind of grounds ) (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

(... is a kind of grounds ) (medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

"there were no signs of asphyxiation"

Definition 3: a justification for something existing or happening - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where grounds or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he had no cause to complain
  • they had good reason to rejoice

Synonyms for grounds in the sense of this definition

(grounds is a kind of ...) a statement in explanation of some action or belief

Definition 4: a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.) - [noun denoting location]

(grounds is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

Definition 5: dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue - [noun denoting object]

Samples where grounds or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds

(grounds is a kind of ...) sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid

(... is a kind of grounds ) the dregs remaining after brewing coffee

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