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- n. The return to a fully conscious state after a psychedelic experience.
- n. The collision of a ship with ground beneath the surface of the water.
- n. The permanence of aircraft on land because of government action.
- n. The interconnecting metal chassis/frame of a device, appliance, machine, or metal raceway via a designated conductor to earth at the Service Panel. The conductor may be bare or covered (with green plastic which may have a yellow stripe (US).) This conductor does NOT carry current in normal operation.
- n. The absorption of energy through visualized "roots" descending from oneself into the ground, using Qi.
- v. Present participle of ground.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act, method, or process of laying a groundwork or foundation.
- n. Elementary instruction; instruction in the basic concepts of a topic or skill.
- n. The act or process of applying a ground, as of color, to wall paper, cotton cloth, etc.; a basis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The background of any design, as in embroidery, especially when itself made of needlework.—2. The act of putting in or preparing such a background.—3. Alumina and oil applied to wall-paper which is to be satin-finished.—4. In ceramics, same as ground-laying.—5. In marble-working, the operation of smoothing the surface of the marble with a succession of fine emeries.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fastening electrical equipment to earth
- n. education or instruction in the fundamentals of a field of knowledge
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