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grounds (n.)

"residue at the bottom of a liquid," mid-14c., perhaps from past tense of grind (v.). Other senses, such as "enclosed portion of land" (mid-15c.) are from ground (n.).

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Definitions of grounds

grounds (n.)
your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to base belief;
Synonyms: evidence
grounds (n.)
the enclosed land around a house or other building;
Synonyms: yard / curtilage
grounds (n.)
a tract of land cleared for some special purposes (recreation or burial etc.);
grounds (n.)
a justification for something existing or happening;
Synonyms: cause / reason
grounds (n.)
dregs consisting of solid particles (especially of coffee) that form a residue;
it is a Middle Eastern custom to read your future in your coffee grounds
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