1. your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief (Freq. 6)

the evidence that smoking causes lung cancer is very compelling

Syn: ↑evidence
Derivationally related forms: ↑evidential (for: ↑evidence), ↑evidentiary (for: ↑evidence), ↑evident (for: ↑evidence), ↑evidence (for: ↑evidence)
Hypernyms: ↑information
2. the enclosed land around a house or other building (Freq. 5)

it was a small house with almost no yard

Syn: ↑yard, ↑curtilage
Hypernyms: ↑field
Hyponyms: ↑backyard, ↑dooryard, ↑front yard, ↑garden, ↑playground, ↑side yard
3. a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.) (Freq. 2)
Hypernyms: ↑tract, ↑piece of land, ↑piece of ground, ↑parcel of land, ↑parcel
4. a justification for something existing or happening (Freq. 1)

he had no cause to complain


they had good reason to rejoice

Syn: ↑cause, ↑reason
Derivationally related forms: ↑causal (for: ↑cause), ↑cause (for: ↑cause)
Hypernyms: ↑justification
5. dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue

it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds

Hypernyms: ↑dregs, ↑settlings
Hyponyms: ↑coffee grounds

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plural of ground
present third singular of ground

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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