Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of GROUNDWORK

Pronunciation:  'grawnd`wurk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  lowest support of a structure; "it was built on a base of solid rock"; "he stood at the foot of the tower"
  2. [n]  the fundamental assumptions underlying an explanation; "the whole argument rested on a basis of conjecture"
 

GROUNDWORK is a 10 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: base, base, basis, cornerstone, foot, foundation, foundation, fundament, fundament, substructure, understructure
 
 See Also: assumption, bed, construction, explanation, raft foundation, structure, support, supposal, supposition

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ground"work`\, n.
That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the
basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle.
--Dryden.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: arrangement, base, basement, basic training, basis, bearing wall, bed, bedding, bedrock, bottom, briefing, clearing the decks, cornerstone, equipment, familiarization, fixing, floor, flooring, fond, footing, foundation, fundament, fundamental, ground, grounds, hardpan, infrastructure, makeready, making ready, manufacture, mobilization, pavement, planning, prearrangement, preliminaries, preliminary, preliminary act, preliminary step, prep, preparation, preparatory study, preparing, prepping, prerequisite, pretreatment, principle, processing, propaedeutic, provision, radical, readying, riprap, rock bottom, root, rudiment, seat, sill, solid ground, solid rock, spadework, stereobate, stylobate, substratum, substruction, substructure, terra firma, training, treatment, trial, tryout, underbuilding, undercarriage, undergirding, underpinning, underpinnings, understruction, understructure, warm-up
 

 

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY