Business / Construction / Ground: Refers to electricity's habit of seeking the shortest route to earth. Neutral wires carry it there in all circuits. An additional grounding wire or the sheathing of the metal-clad cable or conduit—protects against shock if the neutral leg is interrupted.

Other Words for Ground

Ground Adjective Synonyms: earth, soil, turf, sod, dirt, loam, clay, land, terrain
Ground Noun Synonyms: base, establish, organize, found, settle, set

Ground Speed

Technology / Aviation / Ground Speed: The actual speed that an aircraft travels over the ground (its “shadow speed”): it combines the aircraft’s airspeed and the wind velocity relative to the aircraft’s direction of flight. MORE

Ground Effect

Technology / Aviation / Ground Effect: Increased lift generated by the interaction between a lift system and the ground when an aircraft is within a wingspan distance above the ground. It affects a low-winged aircraft more than a mid- or h MORE

Ground Loop

Technology / Home Audio / Ground Loop: The term given to the condition that occurs when a voltage potential exists between two separate ground points. MORE

Ground Radar

Technology / Radar / Ground Radar: Ground radar is used to observe targets either on the surface of the earth, or airborne targets. MORE

Intentional Grounding

Entertainment / Football / Intentional Grounding: A type of illegal forward pass; thrown without an intended receiver and no chance of completion to any offensive player, for the sole purpose of conserving time or loss of yardage. This foul costs the MORE

Ground Control

Technology / Aviation / Ground Control: Tower control, by radioed instructions from air traffic control, of aircraft ground movements at an airport. MORE