Nouns (23)

priming coat, primer coat, flat coat, undercoat, priming, primer, ground
n. the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
n. (art) the surface (as a wall or canvas) prepared to take the paint for a painting
n. a relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
ground, background
n. the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground; "he posed her against a background of rolling hills"
soil, ground, land
n. material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use); "the land had never been plowed"; "good agricultural soil"
terra firma, solid ground, dry land, ground, earth, land
n. the solid part of the earth's surface; "the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land"; "the earth shook for several minutes"; "he dropped the logs on the ground"
ground, earth
n. the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface; "they dug into the earth outside the church"
n. [the solid surface of the earth]

Verbs (18)

found, ground, base, establish
v. use as a basis for; found on; "base a claim on some observation"
v. instruct someone in the fundamentals of a subject
v. connect to a ground; "ground the electrical connections for safety reasons"
ground, anchor
v. fix firmly and stably; "anchor the lamppost in concrete"
undercoat, ground, prime
v. cover with a primer; apply a primer to
v. hit onto the ground
v. confine or restrict to the ground; "After the accident, they grounded the plane and the pilot"
run aground, ground
v. hit or reach the ground
run aground, strand, ground
v. bring to the ground; "the storm grounded the ship"

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (2)

crushed, ground
adj. treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance; "crushed velvet"

Fuzzynyms (32)

n. any spherically shaped artifact
country, area
n. a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography); "it was a mountainous area"; "Bible country"
vault of heaven, celestial sphere, welkin, heavens, firmament, empyrean, sphere
n. the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected
soil, territory
n. the geographical area under the jurisdiction of a sovereign state; "American troops were stationed on Japanese soil"
n. a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions"
n. a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
n. a large and unbroken expanse or distance; "a stretch of highway"; "a stretch of clear water"
n. any celestial body (other than comets or satellites) that revolves around a star
restrict, qualify
v. make more specific; "qualify these remarks"
moderate, curb, check, contain, hold, control, hold in
v. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
cut back, curb, curtail, restrict
v. place restrictions on; "curtail drinking in school"
v. leave stranded on a desert island without resources; "The mutinous sailors were marooned on an island"
v. land on a beach; "the ship beached near the port"
v. land on a beach; "the ship beached near the port"

Synonyms (13)

busted, broken
adj. out of working order (`busted' is an informal substitute for `broken'); "a broken washing machine"; "the coke machine is broken"; "the coke machine is busted"
adj. having a small piece broken off: "a chipped tooth"
adj. of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide
fragmented, crumbled
adj. having been divided; having the unity destroyed; "Congress...gave the impression of...a confusing sum of disconnected local forces"-Samuel Lubell; "a league of disunited nations"- E.B.White; "a fragmented coalition"; "a split group"
adj. (of solid matter) reduced to a liquid form; "add the dissolved gelatin"
adj. used of a break in esp. bone: "a broken neck"; "fractured skull"
tattered, shattered
adj. ruined or disrupted; "our shattered dreams of peace and prosperity"; "a tattered remnant of its former strength"; "my torn and tattered past"
adj. (especially of wood) cut or ripped longitudinally with the grain; "we bought split logs for the fireplace"
unkept, broken
adj. (especially of promises or contracts) having been violated or disregarded; "broken (or unkept) promises"; "broken contracts"

Antonyms (5)

n. structure consisting of the part of a ship above the main deck
n. a unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
n. the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
free, dislodge
v. remove or force out from a position; "The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums"; "He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble"


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