Area vs Grounds - What's the difference?

area | grounds |


As nouns the difference between area and grounds

is that area is area while grounds is (legal) basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce" or grounds can be (plural only) the sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

area

English

Noun

(wikipedia area)
  • (mathematics) A measure of the extent of a surface; it is measured in square units.
  • A particular geographic region.
  • Any particular extent of surface, especially an empty or unused extent.
  • Figuratively, any extent, scope or range of an object or concept.
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  • , magazine=(American Scientist), title= Making Life from Scratch , passage=Today, a new area of research that similarly aims to mimic a complex biological phenomenon—life itself—is taking off. Synthetic biology, a seductive experimental subfield in the life sciences, seems tantalizingly to promise custom-designed life created in the laboratory.}}
  • (British) An open space, below ground level, between the front of a house and the pavement.
  • (Charles Dickens)
  • (soccer) Penalty box; penalty area.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=Bendtner's goal-bound shot was well saved by goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi but fell to Arsahvin on the edge of the area and the Russian swivelled, shaped his body and angled a sumptuous volley into the corner.}}
  • (slang) Genitals.
  • Derived terms

    * * area code * area-denial * area of influence * area rug * area rule * Broca's area * combined statistical area * common area * danger area * disaster area * equal-area * free trade area * geographical area * goal area * gray area * grey area * lateral area * metropolitan area * metropolitan area network * notification area * outside gross area * penalty area * Planck area * prohibited area * protected area * rest area * restricted area * Ruhr Area * Schengen Area * safe area * second moment of area * service area * specific leaf area * staging area * surface area * terminal control area * Terminal High Altitude Area Defense * ventral tegmental area * Wernicke's area

    See also

    * Imperial: square inches, square feet, square yards, square miles, acres * Metric: square meters/square metres, square centimeters/square centimetres, square kilometers/square kilometres, hectares

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----

    grounds

    English

    Etymology 1

    From

    Noun

    (grounds)
  • (legal) Basis or justification for something, as in "grounds for divorce."
  • The collective land areas that compose a larger area, as in the castle grounds.
  • Derived terms
    * groundskeeper * stomping grounds

    Etymology 2

    From (ground), past participle of (term)

    Noun

    (head)
  • (plural only) The sediment at the bottom of a liquid, or from which a liquid has been filtered (as in coffee grounds).
  • Anagrams

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