Hypertext Webster Gateway: "grounds"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Home \Home\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic;
not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.

2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.

{Home base} (Baseball), the base at which the batsman stands
and which is the last goal in making a run.

{Home farm}, {grounds}, etc., the farm, grounds, etc.,
adjacent to the residence of the owner.

{Home lot}, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home
stands. [U. S.]

{Home rule}, rule or government of an appendent or dependent
country, as to all local and internal legislation, by
means of a governing power vested in the people within the
country itself, in contradistinction to a government
established by the dominant country; as, home rule in
Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of

{Home ruler}, one who favors or advocates home rule.

{Home run} (Baseball), a complete circuit of the bases made
before the batted ball is returned to the home base.

{Home stretch} (Sport.), that part of a race course between
the last curve and the winning post.

{Home thrust}, a well directed or effective thrust; one that
wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: your basis for belief or disbelief; knowledge on which to
base belief; "the evidence that smoking causes lung
cancer is very compelling" [syn: {evidence}]
2: the enclosed land around a house or other building; "it was
a small house with almost no yard" [syn: {yard}, {curtilage}]
3: a tract of land cleared for some special purposes
(recreation or burial etc.)
4: a justification for something existing or happening; "he had
no cause to complain"; "they had good reason to rejoice"
[syn: {cause}, {reason}]
5: sediment that has settled at the bottom of a liquid [syn: {dregs},

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