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As nouns the difference between ground and get

is that ground is (senseid)(uncountable) the surface of the earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground while get is offspring or get can be (british|regional) a git or get can be (judaism) a jewish writ of divorce.

As verbs the difference between ground and get

is that ground is to connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground or ground can be (grind) while get is (label) to obtain; to acquire.

As an adjective ground

is crushed, or reduced to small particles.

ground

English

(wikipedia ground)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) grund , from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (contraction used in electronics)

Noun

  • (senseid)(uncountable) The surface of the Earth, as opposed to the sky or water or underground.
  • * , chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.}}
  • *
  • Mind you, clothes were clothes in those days. […]  Frills, ruffles, flounces, lace, complicated seams and gores: not only did they sweep the ground and have to be held up in one hand elegantly as you walked along, but they had little capes or coats or feather boas.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-08, volume=407, issue=8839, page=52, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= The new masters and commanders , passage=From the ground , Colombo’s port does not look like much. Those entering it are greeted by wire fences, walls dating back to colonial times and security posts.}}
  • (uncountable) Terrain.
  • (uncountable) Soil, earth.
  • (countable) The bottom of a body of water.
  • Basis, foundation, groundwork, legwork.
  • Background, context, framework, surroundings.
  • * '>citation
  • The plain surface upon which the figures of an artistic composition are set.
  • crimson flowers on a white ground
  • In sculpture, a flat surface upon which figures are raised in relief.
  • In point lace, the net of small meshes upon which the embroidered pattern is applied.
  • Brussels ground
  • In etching, a gummy substance spread over the surface of a metal to be etched, to prevent the acid from eating except where an opening is made by the needle.
  • (architecture, mostly, in the plural) One of the pieces of wood, flush with the plastering, to which mouldings etc. are attached.
  • Grounds are usually put up first and the plastering floated flush with them.
  • (countable) A soccer stadium.
  • (electricity, Canadian, and, US) An electrical conductor connected to the ground.
  • (electricity, Canadian, and, US) A level of electrical potential used as a zero reference.
  • (countable, cricket) The area of grass on which a match is played (a cricket field); the entire arena in which it is played; the part of the field behind a batsman's popping crease where he can not be run out (hence to make one's ground ).
  • (music) A composition in which the bass, consisting of a few bars of independent notes, is continually repeated to a varying melody.
  • (music) The tune on which descants are raised; the plain song.
  • * 1592 , (William Shakespeare), '', act III, scene vii, in: ''The Works of Shake?pear V (1726), page 149:
  • Buck''&
  • 91;]   The Mayor is here at hand; pretend ?ome fear, // Be not you ?poke with, but by mighty ?uit; // And look you get a prayer-book in your hand, // And ?tand between two churchmen, good my lord, // For on that ground I’ll build a holy de?cant: // And be not ea?ily won to our reque?ts: // Play the maid’s part, ?till an?wer nay, and take it.
  • The pit of a theatre.
  • (Ben Jonson)
    Synonyms
    * (electricity) earth (British)
    Derived terms
    * aboveground / above ground * air-to-ground * aground * break ground * breeding ground * burial ground * common ground * cricket ground * cumber ground / cumber-ground / cumberground * dead ground * ear to the ground * facts on the ground * fairground * figure and ground * from the ground up * gain ground * get off the ground * give ground * gill-over-the-ground * go to ground * ground bait * ground ball * ground bass * ground beetle * ground berry * ground-breaker * ground-breaking * ground cable * ground cedar * ground cherry * ground cloth * ground clutter * ground control * ground cover * ground effect * ground fault * ground fir * ground fire * ground fish * ground floor * ground forces * ground game * ground glass * ground hemlock * ground hog / ground-hog / groundhog * ground itch * ground ivy * ground lamella * ground laurel * ground level * ground loop * groundly * ground meristem * ground noise * ground offensive * ground out * ground pangolin * ground pine * ground plan * ground plane * ground plate * ground plum * ground pounder * ground proximity warning system * ground rattlesnake * ground rent * ground robin * ground roller * ground rule / ground-rule * ground-shaker * ground shark * ground sloth * groundsman * ground snake * ground speed * ground spider * ground squirrel * ground state * ground stroke * ground substance * ground swell * ground tackle * ground tissue * ground-to-air * ground truth * ground water * ground wave * ground wire * ground zero * groundwork * high ground / moral high ground * hit the ground running * home ground * kiss the ground someone walks on * know one's ass from a hole in the ground * lose ground * middle ground * neutral ground * off the ground * on the ground * parade ground * picnic ground * pleasure ground * proving ground * run into the ground * school ground * solid ground / on solid ground * stamping ground * stand one's ground * stomping ground * teeing ground * testing ground * thick on the ground * thin on the ground * underground * vantage ground * (ground)
    See also
    * floor * terra firma

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To connect (an electrical conductor or device) to a ground.
  • To punish, especially a child or teenager, by forcing him/her to stay at home and/or give up certain privileges.
  • If you don't clean your room, I'll be forced to ground you.
    Carla, you are grounded until further notice for lying to us about where you were yesterday.
    My kids are currently grounded from television.
  • To forbid (an aircraft or pilot) to fly.
  • Because of the bad weather, all flights were grounded .
  • To give a basic education in a particular subject; to instruct in elements or first principles.
  • Jim was grounded in maths.
  • (baseball) to hit a ground ball; to hit a ground ball which results in an out. Compare fly (verb(regular)) and line (verb).
  • Jones grounded to second in his last at-bat.
  • (cricket) (of a batsman) to place his bat, or part of his body, on the ground behind the popping crease so as not to be run out
  • To run aground; to strike the bottom and remain fixed.
  • The ship grounded on the bar.
  • To found; to fix or set, as on a foundation, reason, or principle; to furnish a ground for; to fix firmly.
  • * Bible, Ephesians iii. 17
  • being rooted and grounded in love
  • * Sir W. Hamilton
  • So far from warranting any inference to the existence of a God, would, on the contrary, ground even an argument to his negation.
  • (fine arts) To cover with a ground, as a copper plate for etching, or as paper or other materials with a uniform tint as a preparation for ornament.
  • Etymology 2

    * See also milled.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (grind)
  • I ground the coffee up nicely.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Crushed, or reduced to small particles.
  • ground mustard seed
  • Processed by grinding.
  • lenses of ground glass
    Synonyms
    * milled

    Derived terms

    * ground beef * ground pepper * stone-ground

    get

    English

    (wikipedia get)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) geten, from (etyl) 'to seize'. Cognate with Latin prehendo.

    Verb

  • (label) To obtain; to acquire.
  • (label) To receive.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.}}
  • To make acquisitions; to gain; to profit.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • We mourn, France smiles; we lose, they daily get .
  • (label) To become.
  • * (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) (1772-1834)
  • His chariot wheels get hot by driving fast.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.}}
  • (label) To cause to become; to bring about.
  • *
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients, chapter=1 , passage=Then there came a reg'lar terror of a sou'wester same as you don't get one summer in a thousand, and blowed the shanty flat and ripped about half of the weir poles out of the sand. We spent consider'ble money getting 'em reset, and then a swordfish got into the pound and tore the nets all to slathers, right in the middle of the squiteague season.}}
  • (label) To fetch, bring, take.
  • * Bible, (w) xxxi. 13
  • Get thee out from this land.
  • * (Richard Knolles) (1545-1610)
  • Heto the strong town of Mega.
  • (label) To cause to do.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • Get him to say his prayers.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1927, author= F. E. Penny
  • , chapter=5, title= Pulling the Strings , passage=Anstruther laughed good-naturedly. “[…] I shall take out half a dozen intelligent maistries from our Press and get them to give our villagers instruction when they begin work and when they are in the fields.”}}
  • To adopt, assume, arrive at, or progress towards (a certain position, location, state).
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • to get rid of fools and scoundrels
  • (label) To cover (a certain distance) while travelling.
  • to get a mile
  • (label) To cause to come or go or move.
  • (label) To cause to be in a certain status or position.
  • * (Dante Gabriel Rossetti), Retro me, Sathana , line 1
  • Get thee behind me.
  • (label) To begin (doing something).
  • (label) To take or catch (a scheduled transportation service).
  • (label) To respond to (a telephone call, a doorbell, etc).
  • To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something).
  • To be subjected to.
  • * '>citation
  • Do you mind? Excuse me / I saw you over there / Can I just tell you ¶ Although there are millions of / Cephalophores that wander through this world / You've got something extra going on / I think you probably know ¶ You probably get that a lot / I'll bet that people say that a lot to you, girl
  • (label) To be.
  • *
  • (label) To become ill with or catch (a disease).
  • To catch out, trick successfully.
  • To perplex, stump.
  • (label) To find as an answer.
  • To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to effect retribution.
  • (label) To hear completely; catch.
  • (label) To .
  • To beget (of a father).
  • * (William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • I had rather to adopt a child than get it.
  • * 2009 , (Hilary Mantel), (Wolf Hall) , Fourth Estate 2010, p. 310:
  • Walter had said, dear God, Thomas, it was St fucking Felicity if I'm not mistaken, and her face was to the wall for sure the night I got you.
  • (label) To learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; sometimes with out .
  • * (1625-1686)
  • it being harder with him to get one sermon by heart, than to pen twenty
  • Used with a personal pronoun to indicate that someone is being pretentious or grandiose.
  • *2007 , Tom Dyckhoff, Let's move to ..., The Guardian :
  • Money's pouring in somewhere, because Churchgate's got lovely new stone setts, and a cultural quarter (ooh, get her) is promised.
    Usage notes
    In dialects featuring the past participle gotten, the form "gotten" is not used universally as the past participle. Rather, inchoative and concessive uses (with meanings such as "obtain" or "become", or "am permitted to") use "gotten" as their past participle, whereas stative uses (with meanings like "have") use "got" as their past participle http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/aue/gotten.html] and [http://www.miketodd.net/encyc/gotten.htm http://www.miketodd.net/encyc/gotten.htm, thus enabling users of "gotten"-enabled dialects to make distinctions such as "I've gotten (received) my marks" vs. "I've got (possess) my marks"; a subtle distinction, to be sure, but a useful one. The first example probably means that the person has received them, and has them somewhere, whereas the second probably means that they have them in their hand right now.
    Synonyms
    * (obtain) acquire, come by, have * (receive) receive, be given * (fetch) bring, fetch, retrieve * (become) become * (cause to become) cause to be, cause to become, make * (cause to do) make * (arrive) arrive at, reach * come, go, travel * : go, move * (begin) begin, commence, start * : catch, take * : answer * be able to * dig, follow, make sense of, understand * : be * : catch, come down with * con, deceive, dupe, hoodwink, trick * confuse, perplex, stump * (find as an answer) obtain * : catch, nab, nobble * (physically assault) assault, beat, beat up * catch, hear * (getter) getter
    Antonyms
    * (obtain) lose
    Derived terms
    * beget * forget * from the get-go * get about * get a charge out of * get across * get across to * get action * get after * get ahead of oneself * get a look in * get along * get along with * get around * get around to * get at * get away * get away from * get away with * get back * get back to * get behind * get better * get beyond * get by * get carried away * get done * get down * get going * get in * get in with * get into * get into trouble * get it * get it across one's head * get it into one's head * get it on * get it over with * get knotted * get lost * get moving * get off * get off easy * get off lightly * get off with * get on * get one over on * get one's end away * get one's rocks off * get on in years * get on to * get on with * get out * get out of * get over * get-rich-quick * get round * get round to * get some air * get someone's goat * get stuffed * get the goods on * get there * get the time to * get through * get through to * get to * get to be * get together * get under * get up * get up in * get up to * get well soon * get with the program, get with the programme * go-getter * go-getting * got * have got

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Offspring.
  • * 1999 , (George RR Martin), A Clash of Kings , Bantam 2011, p. 755:
  • ‘You were a high lord's get . Don't tell me Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell never killed a man.’
  • Lineage.
  • (sports, tennis) A difficult return or block of a shot.
  • Something gained.
  • * 2008 , Karen Yampolsky, Falling Out of Fashion (page 73)
  • I had reconnected with the lust of my life while landing a big get for the magazine.

    Etymology 2

    Variant of

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, regional) A git .
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (Judaism) A Jewish writ of divorce.
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