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ground in English:

1. earth earth


The earth rotates.
I think it is certain that there is intelligent life in this universe, but the likelihood of that life coming to Earth is practically nil.
For world peace, therefore, we must develop the consciousness that we are all one people of planet Earth through continual international cultural and economic exchange.
As for me, instead of trying to be a cool, international man, I would like to be an open-minded earth person.
In other cultures, the balls were filled with earth, grain, bits and pieces of plants, and sometimes even pieces of metal.
Of course "Hayabusa" is not actually closing in on the Sun, it is just positioned as in the figure so that, seen from the Earth, it is on the opposite side of the Sun; this is called 'conjunction'.
I'm saying "For the sake of Earth's environment," but actually it's "For the sake of the people living on Earth."
For many years I thought that it was beauty alone that gave significance to life and that the only purpose that could be assigned to the generations that succeed one another on the face of this crowded earth was to produce an artist now and then.
It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self-conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations of the earth are in a conspiracy to undervalue them.
The planet Arèmo X3 is almost twice the size of planet Earth, and as you can see on the screen, quite similar to your world.
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.
My sister didn't own up to breaking the lamp, instead she made up some story about aliens coming to Earth with the objective of destroying every piece of yellow furniture.
Since their first appearance on earth, men have gathered information and have attempted to pass useful ideas to other men.

2. soil soil


When rain's fallen and the soil is moist, it becomes easier to pull out weeds.
Worms are sometimes beneficial to soil.
rich soil
Australians all let us rejoice for we are young and free. We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil. Our home is girt by sea.
Creationists were in my prayers today when I saw a program about a German vineyard near Lake Constance. They said the soil was very rich, created by a volcano 15 million years ago.
Agriculture is defined as the cultivation of soil for growing crops.
feeding on flesh from this soil that was hallowed
Hurricane force winds ripped trees out of the wet soil.
If we send all of them to landfill sites; over 130;000 kilos of lead will be released into the soil.
The soil in this area is very chalky.; Corn is grown a lot in this area - the soil seems to suit it very well.; These new plants haven't taken - they don't like this dry soil.
Sophie and Neil discover that soil has some surprising qualities and discuss how growing fruit and veg can be therapeutic too.
Cutting forests releases greenhouse gases from the wood and the soil, and fertilisers create greenhouse gases too
Gardeners in search of better soil are right up there on the admiration list too.
soiled linen
Stop maize monoculture, and reestablish multiple cropping, to combat the loss of landscape and soil diversity.

English word "ground"(soil) occurs in sets:

campaign vocabulary unit 1

3. the solid surface of the earth the solid surface of the earth



English word "ground"(the solid surface of the earth) occurs in sets:

Most common nouns 151 - 200

4. grind grind


I get the feeling you still have an axe to grind. If you've got something to say come on out and say it.
I'm retiring. I'm tired of the daily grind.
She always has some axe to grind.
Do you know how to grind beef?
to grind ​coffee
He has had absolutely no part in the conspiracy; it was not he, but his brother, who had an axe to grind against the government.
I'll kill you! Knock your block off and grind you underfoot! You shithead! Die!
We roast just enough beans for the amount we're going to drink, and grind them in the coffee mill.
Are you grinding these rocks for any particular reason?
The daily grind of looking after three children wore her down.
Mark: I thought actually you were telling me earlier you were hiking yesterday, or not really hiking, doing the Grouse grind which I would assume most of our listeners would not be familiar with.
He grinds his teeth in his sleep. I could hear the gears grinding
don't let the bastards grind you down
Tom grinds his teeth in his sleep / I grind my own coffee beans every morning / You should grind your knives; they're getting pretty dull / It's been a real grind at work this month; overtime every day, and I even have to go in sometimes on weekends
a special stone for grinding knives

5. backgrounds backgrounds


There is an urgent need for teachers with science backgrounds.
We have many things in common: hobbies, educational backgrounds, for instance.

English word "ground"(backgrounds) occurs in sets:

Word Formation (Year 3)

6. The plane has been grounded The plane has been grounded



7. underground underground


Those stairs will bring you to the underground where the station is.
Tom stood on the platform in Westminster Underground Station.
I hate underground.
Today the underground was closed and the traffic was awful.
Tom slept peacefully as the underground train rattled on its way.
In the underground, to double-cross any member means sure death.
London is such a large city that visitors must use buses and the underground railway to get about.
In the London underground there is a warning to "mind the gap" when boarding the train.
I'd defeated the four sub-bosses and got through the damn long underground labyrinth.
In Britain they call the subway the underground.
When I was in Nurnberg I went by underground.
In London, most people travel by underground, which is called the Tube.
Baker Street underground station is at the junction of Baker Street and Marylebone Road.
I go to work by the underground. Miners work under the ground
If they drive God from the earth, we shall shelter Him underground.