grounded

[ ground ]SEE DEFINITION OF grounded

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GROUNDED

Swinging the nose of the canoe ashore, Frank grounded the craft and got out.

I thought I was long ago sufficiently 'grounded and stablished' in this Doctrine.

What is the aboriginal Self, on which a universal reliance may be grounded?

This time he got further into the tangle before he grounded.

The grounded fleet of the United Nations was taking to the air again.

Had the sphere been grounded, trying to reach him under the surface of the earth?

The old boat dashed on, and in a moment or two grounded upon the beach.

The anchor is cast from the prow; the sterns are grounded on the beach.

He was grounded on his haunches, with uplifted paws, ready for anything.

If it be crossed, or grounded, away goes the power, while he may be wondering why.

WORD ORIGIN

"learned," late 14c.; "firmly fixed or established," 1540s, past participle adjective from ground (v.). Electrical sense is from 1889. Meaning "having been denied privileges" is from 1940s. Dickens had room-ridden "confined to one's room."

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