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1. ground

noun. ['ˈgraʊnd'] the solid part of the earth's surface.

Synonyms

  • terra firma
  • ness
  • mainland
  • peninsula
  • timber
  • object
  • cape
  • coastal plain
  • field
  • Earth
  • foreland
  • plain
  • solid ground
  • land mass
  • world
  • earth
  • floor
  • physical object
  • land
  • globe
  • beachfront
  • archipelago
  • slash
  • timberland
  • dry land
  • champaign
  • oxbow
  • island
  • wonderland
  • landmass
  • neck
  • forest
  • isthmus

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • unclog
  • unstuff

Etymology

  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word ground-zero


1. Noun Phrase
Let's start at ground zero: The best place to put your money for retirement is in stocks.

2. ground

noun. ['ˈgraʊnd'] a rational motive for a belief or action.

Synonyms

  • account
  • rational motive
  • score
  • why
  • reason
  • occasion

Antonyms

  • miss
  • best
  • unburden
  • clean

Etymology

  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. ground

noun. ['ˈgraʊnd'] the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface.

Synonyms

  • dirt
  • diatomite
  • soil
  • diatomaceous earth
  • moraine
  • material
  • earth
  • saprolite
  • kieselguhr

Antonyms

  • unworldly
  • mental
  • trade edition
  • direct discourse

Etymology

  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. ground

verb. ['ˈgraʊnd'] fix firmly and stably.

Synonyms

  • anchor
  • secure
  • fasten

Antonyms

  • unbelief
  • play up
  • foreground
  • esteem

Etymology

  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. ground

verb. ['ˈgraʊnd'] confine or restrict to the ground.

Synonyms

  • restrain
  • confine

Antonyms

  • stay
  • unprofitability
  • disadvantage

Etymology

  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. ground

verb. ['ˈgraʊnd'] instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject.

Synonyms

  • instruct
  • teach

Antonyms

  • fall back
  • dissuade
  • deficit

Etymology

  • grund (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. zero

noun. ['ˈziːroʊ'] a quantity of no importance.

Synonyms

  • nihil
  • sweet Fanny Adams
  • aught
  • null
  • zip
  • zilch
  • naught
  • nada
  • cipher
  • bugger all
  • goose egg
  • cypher
  • nil
  • nix
  • zippo
  • nothing
  • relative quantity
  • fuck all

Antonyms

  • subtract
  • decode
  • decriminalise
  • legalize

Etymology

  • zéro (French)
  • zero (Italian)

8. zero

adjective. ['ˈziːroʊ'] indicating the absence of any or all units under consideration.

Synonyms

  • cardinal

Antonyms

  • valid
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • zéro (French)
  • zero (Italian)

9. zero

noun. ['ˈziːroʊ'] a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number.

Synonyms

  • nought
  • digit
  • figure
  • cipher
  • 0

Antonyms

  • decriminalize
  • allow
  • majority
  • minority

Etymology

  • zéro (French)
  • zero (Italian)

10. zero

adjective. ['ˈziːroʊ'] indicating an initial point or origin.

Antonyms

  • unfasten

Etymology

  • zéro (French)
  • zero (Italian)
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