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English noun: grounds

1. grounds (cognition) your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief

SamplesThe evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling.


Broader (hypernym)information

Narrower (hyponym)cogent evidence, disproof, falsification, lead, probable cause, proof, refutation, sign, symptom, track, trail

2. grounds (artifact) the enclosed land around a house or other building

SamplesIt was a small house with almost no yard.

Synonymscurtilage, yard

Broader (hypernym)field

Narrower (hyponym)backyard, dooryard, front yard, garden, playground, side yard

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

Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract

4. grounds (communication) a justification for something existing or happening

SamplesHe had no cause to complain.
They had good reason to rejoice.

Synonymscause, reason

Broader (hypernym)justification

5. grounds (object) dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue

SamplesIt is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds.

Broader (hypernym)dregs, settlings

Narrower (hyponym)coffee grounds

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