Definition of Common ground

1. Noun. A basis agreed to by all parties for reaching a mutual understanding.

Generic synonyms: Basis, Footing, Ground

Definition of Common ground

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A characteristic or interest shared by multiple people or systems; any belief, etc. held in common. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Ground

common fractions
common front
common garden cress
common garter snake
common ginger
common glow-worm
common glow-worms
common glowworm
common goldeneye
common goldeneyes
common good
common grape hyacinth
common grape vine
common green lacewing
common green lacewings
common ground (current term)
common gull
common gulls
common gum cistus
common heath
common hepatic artery
common hepatic duct
common hepatica
common hop
common hops
common horehound
common hornbeam
common hornbeams
common horsetail
common horsetails

Literary usage of Common ground

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors by Charles Wells Moulton (1904)
"Those who go, and those who do not go to church, the fervent believer and the tired-out sceptic here meet on common ground. The language of the verses in ..."

2. Testing in American Schools: Asking the Right Questions (1992)
"On this common ground it may be possible to build genuine reform. One prominent psychologist and long-time participant in the politics and science of ..."

3. The History of English Rationalism in the Nineteenth Century by Alfred William Benn (1906)
"of his people, in seeking for a common ground between opposing views. As between religion and science, Spencer found such a common ground in their common ..."

4. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"But then there is Lewis arroll, and on that common ground both nations can meet. What can be better (or worse) than some of the puns scattered through ..."

5. A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Thomas Sheridan by Thomas Sheridan (1790)
"To COMMON, kom'-mun. vn To have a joint right with others in fome common ground. ... one who has a joint right in common ground ; a flu- dent of the fécond ..."

6. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"The pain av bearin' you shall know but niver the pleasure av giving the breast; an' you shall put away a man-child into the common ground wid niver a priest ..."

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