- firmly established
- practical or realistic
- natural, sincere, etc.
- stable, secure, etc.
- kept at home, and forbidden to engage in social activity, as a punishment
- Elec. connected directly to the earth or some other electrical ground: said of electrical wires, circuits, motors, etc.
- An example of grounded is someone who reacts calmly in a crisis.
- An example of grounded is a shoe repair shop in business for twenty five years.
- An example of grounded is a flight crew who cannot fly until the fog has cleared from the airport.
The definition of grounded is someone or something stable, sincere, practical or firmly established, or an aircraft or pilot that is being kept from flying.
(comparative more grounded, superlative most grounded)
- simple past tense and past participle of ground
- "I'm grounded, but I'll come back later," he said.
- Darian's grounded 'til further notice.
- Alfonso lost the use of his cell phone for a month and Alex grounded Jonathan for the same amount of time.
- He was not well grounded in any of the elementary branches, which are essential to university studies and to all success in their prosecution.
- "The structure of all languages," he says, "is grounded upon common sense."