Groundage to Grucche

(Ground"age) n. A local tax paid by a ship for the ground or space it occupies while in port. Bouvier.

(Ground"ed*ly), adv. In a grounded or firmly established manner. Glanvill.

(Ground"en) obs. p. p. of Grind. Chaucer.

(Ground"ing), n. The act, method, or process of laying a groundwork or foundation; hence, elementary instruction; the act or process of applying a ground, as of color, to wall paper, cotton cloth, etc.; a basis.

(Ground"less), a. [AS. grundleás bottomless.] Without ground or foundation; wanting cause or reason for support; not authorized; false; as, groundless fear; a groundless report or assertion. Ground"less*ly, adv.Ground"less*ness, n.

(Ground"ling), n. [Ground + - ling.]

1. (Zoöl.) A fish that keeps at the bottom of the water, as the loach.

2. A spectator in the pit of a theater, which formerly was on the ground, and without floor or benches.

No comic buffoon to make the groundlings laugh.

(Ground"ly), adv. Solidly; deeply; thoroughly. [Obs.]

Those whom princes do once groundly hate, Let them provide to die as sure us fate.

(Ground"nut`) n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the Arachis hypogæa (native country uncertain); the peanut; the earthnut. (b) A leguminous, twining plant producing clusters of dark purple flowers and having a root tuberous and pleasant to the taste. (c) The dwarf ginseng (Aralia trifolia). [U. S.] Gray. (d) A European plant of the genus Bunium having an edible root of a globular shape and sweet, aromatic taste; — called also earthnut, earth chestnut, hawknut, and pignut.
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(Ground"sel) n. [OE. grundswilie, AS. grundeswylige, grundeswelge, earlier gundiswilge; gund matter, pus + swelgan to swallow. So named as being good for a running from the eye. See Swallow, v.] (Bot.) An annual composite plant one of the most common and widely distributed weeds on the globe.

(Ground"sel Ground"sill`) n. [Ground + sill.] See Ground plate (a), under Ground

(Ground"work`) n. That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle. Dryden.

(Group) n. [F groupe, It. gruppo, groppo, cluster, bunch, packet, group; of G. origin: cf. G. kropf craw, crop, tumor, bunch. See Crop, n.]

1. A cluster, crowd, or throng; an assemblage, either of persons or things, collected without any regular form or arrangement; as, a group of men or of trees; a group of isles.

2. An assemblage of objects in a certain order or relation, or having some resemblance or common characteristic; as, groups of strata.

3. (Biol.) A variously limited assemblage of animals or plants, having some resemblance, or common characteristics in form or structure. The term has different uses, and may be made to include certain species of a genus, or a whole genus, or certain genera, or even several orders.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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