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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ground  \Ground\  (ground),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Grounded};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Grounding}.] 
  1.  To  lay,  set  or  run,  on  the  ground. 
 
  2.  To  found  to  fix  or  set  as  on  a  foundation,  reason,  or 
  principle;  to  furnish  a  ground  for  to  fix  firmly. 
 
  Being  rooted  and  grounded  in  love.  --Eph.  iii. 
  17. 
 
  So  far  from  warranting  any  inference  to  the 
  existence  of  a  God,  would  on  the  contrary,  ground 
  even  an  argument  to  his  negation.  --Sir  W. 
  Hamilton 
 
  3.  To  instruct  in  elements  or  first  principles. 
 
  4.  (Elec.)  To  connect  with  the  ground  so  as  to  make  the  earth 
  a  part  of  an  electrical  circuit. 
 
  5.  (Fine  Arts)  To  cover  with  a  ground,  as  a  copper  plate  for 
  etching  (see  {Ground},  n.,  5);  or  as  paper  or  other 
  materials  with  a  uniform  tint  as  a  preparation  for 
  ornament. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grounding  \Ground"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  method,  or  process  of  laying  a  groundwork  or 
  foundation;  hence  elementary  instruction;  the  act  or  process 
  of  applying  a  ground,  as  of  color,  to  wall  paper,  cotton 
  cloth,  etc.;  a  basis. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  grounding 
  n  :  fastening  electrical  equipment  to  earth  [syn:  {earthing}] 




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