Tom Cruise has frequently said that the Church of Scientology keeps him grounded and content.
He was grounded for a few days, but fortunately for us, and for politics, his irrepressible good humor could not be squelched.
To all of these roles Bill brought a surprising contrarian perspective, grounded in conservatism in the true sense of that word.
You might call that grounded faith, and the other kind ungrounded faith.
The sequester story has now been grounded, perhaps indefinitely.
Then they grounded upon bars and shoals, which caused a great delay.
Swinging the nose of the canoe ashore, Frank grounded the craft and got out.
She reached the offing of a neighbouring haven, and there grounded on the sand.
What is the aboriginal Self, on which a universal reliance may be grounded?
The third time the house went up it grounded at Grubbtown, and in an hour or two the man was safe at home.
"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."
Old English grund "bottom, foundation, ground, surface of the earth," especially "bottom of the sea" (a sense preserved in run aground), from Proto-Germanic *grundus, which seems to have meant "deep place" (cf. Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish grund, Dutch grond, Old High German grunt, German Grund "ground, soil, bottom;" Old Norse grunn "a shallow place," grund "field, plain," grunnr "bottom"). No known cognates outside Germanic. Sense of "reason, motive" first attested c.1200; electrical sense is from 1870.
mid-13c., "to put on the ground, to strike down to the ground," from ground (n.). Of ships, "to run into the ground," from mid-15c. Meaning "to base" (an argument, sermon, etc.) is late 14c. Meaning "deny privileges" is 1940s, originally a punishment meted out to pilots (in which sense it is attested from 1930). Related: Grounded; grounding.
"reduced to fine particles by grinding," 1765, past participle adjective from grind.