ground level

Definitions

  • A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
    A ground-level nest, containing five eggs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ground level the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
    • n ground level the height of the ground on which something stands "the base of the tower was below grade"
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Usage

In literature:

This great deposit of terra cottas was found in 1877 at a depth of twelve feet below the present ground level.
"A Study Of The Topography And Municipal History Of Praeneste" by Ralph Van Deman Magoffin
For the valuation, however, of this loftier testimony we require a sense of the level ground, even if it be the fen-country.
"Robert Browning" by Edward Dowden
Large, flat stones were assembled and a rough but stable foundation made below the level of the ground.
"The Young Wireless Operator--As a Fire Patrol" by Lewis E. Theiss
It is rumoured this morning that Sackville Street has been burned out and levelled to the ground.
"The Insurrection in Dublin" by James Stephens
I proceeded due north, in search of rising ground, but the whole country seemed quite level.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
I looked in vain for stumps, and on inquiry was told that they were all dug out, and the ground leveled so no trace was left of the offender.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
There is no outrage in levelling the ground.
"In Search Of Gravestones Old And Curious" by W.T. (William Thomas) Vincent
There is a narrow strip of level ground, with bluffs rising right up from it.
"The Thirsty Sword" by Robert Leighton
At last Billy, with a great pull, brought the waggon to the level ground, and then stood still.
"Thankful Rest" by Annie S. Swan
We avoided it by turning to the right and gaining the higher ground above the level of floods.
"Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Thomas Mitchell
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In poetry:

And the last land he found, it was fair and level ground
About a carven stone,
And a stark Sword brooding on the bosom of the Cross
Where high and low are one.
"The King's Pilgrimage" by Rudyard Kipling
"Methought I saw the spears beat down like grain,
And the ranks reel before the press of knights;
The level ground ran gory with our wounds;
Methought the field was lost, and then I fell."
"Gloria The True" by Marietta Holley
'Twas anger laid Thyestes low
And levell'd cities with the ground;
Anger the cause of all their woe
Which bade the insulting foe surround
With hostile plough, where erst the rampart frown'd.
"Tyndaris (From Horace.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Nearer and nearer still they sway,
And, scattering in a circled sweep,
Rush down without a sound;
And now I see them peer and peep,
Across yon level bleak and gray,
Searching the frozen ground,—
"Snowbirds" by Archibald Lampman
A sleuth-hound baying! The sleuth-hound bayeth behind him,
His head, he flying and stumbling turns back to the sound,
Whom doth the sleuth-hound follow? What if it find him;
Up! for the scent lieth thick, up from the level ground.
"The Sleep of Sigismund" by Jean Ingelow
When I was a King and a Mason — a Master proven and skilled —
I cleared me ground for a Palace such as a King should build.
I decreed and dug down to my levels. Presently, under the silt,
I came on the wreck of a Palace such as a King had built.
"The Palace" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

The steel tether system sets the anchoring point below ground level and the plastic water and food bowl attaches directly to the anchor, with the leash clipped to the top of the bowl.
When seedlings are young, the easiest way to thin and weed is to use really sharp scissors to cut them off at ground level.
Pumping Well Water Out of the Ground May Be a Culprit in Rising Sea Levels.
Though Hurricane Sandy did most of its damage at ground level, it also posed many challenges for people who live in high-rise buildings.
This is the second conversation MPR News' Ground Level project is hosting in conjunction with the central Minnesota "Resilient Region" project.
CHICAGO (AP) — Bulls fans are taking their sales pitch to LeBron James to another level — like 30 feet off the ground.
The edges of the river are shifting as the low water levels cause the ground to move.
Supporting the arts at the ground level.
Ground water in the Central Valley could be in danger, if farmers continue to use it at current levels.
McBride says above ground power lines are better suited for industrial uses than for office and high-level research.
The Zip Line House featured a zip line for sliding down from the second level to the ground.
Supporting the arts at the ground level .
The new space consists of ground- and lower-ground-level interiors topped by a golden, undulating roof.
Henry B's restaurant at ground level at Sagamore On East has been shuttered, to be replaced by national Tex-Mex chain Moe 's Southwest Grill, officials said Tuesday.
At Still Meadow Village Apartments, the maintenance staff works hard to ensure that the grounds are maintained at the highest level.
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In science:

These results provide the first analytic understanding of ground state properties, distributions of lowest eigenvalues, gaps and level densities for the TBRE.
Two-Body Random Ensembles: From Nuclear Spectra to Random Polynomials
To find the energy levels close to the ground state, we must analyze the equations for R for large α+ , α− .
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
The ground state level of a random sequence is significantly higher than that for a protein-like chain.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
This then results in an inaccurate estimate for this limit, because the true ground state level was probably not visited at all during the simulation.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
We conclude that the edge of the spectra exhibit two unexpected generic properties: the distribution of the ground state energy and the distribution of the energy differences between the lowest levels with different spins.
Ground State Properties of Many-Body Systems in the Two-Body Random Ensemble and Random Matrix Theory
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