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Pronunciation:  'grawnd`wurk

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\Ground"work`\, n.
That which forms the foundation or support of anything; the
basis; the essential or fundamental part; first principle.

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