grounds

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. pl. dregs, lees; property, land, estate, yard; motive, reason, cause. See uncleanness, remainder, evidence, possession.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Real estate]
Syn. estate, lot, environs, territory; see property 2 .
2. [Basis]
Syn. reasons, arguments, proof; see basis 1 .
3. [Sediment]
Syn. dregs, lees, leavings; see residue .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. area land, estate, holding, lot, acreage, terrain, property, tract, surroundings.
2. basis base, foundation, rationale, premise, reason, argument, cause, motive.

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