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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.


Synonymsevidence


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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