a stroke made by hitting the ball after it has bounced from the ground.
Compare (def 4b).
(tennis) any return made to a ball that has touched the ground, as opposed to a volley
noun, Biology. 1. Also called matrix. the homogeneous substance in which the fibers and cells of connective tissue are embedded. 2. Also called hyaloplasm. the clear portion of the cell cytoplasm; cytosol. ground substance n. ground substance
[ground-swel] /ˈgraʊndˌswɛl/ noun 1. a broad, deep or rolling of the sea, due to a distant storm or gale. 2. any surge of support, approval, or enthusiasm, especially among the general public: a groundswell of political support for the governor. /ˈɡraʊndˌswɛl/ noun 1. a considerable swell of the sea, often caused by a distant storm […]
noun, Nautical. 1. equipment, as anchors, chains, or windlasses, for mooring a vessel away from a pier or other fixed moorings.
- Ground tissue
ground tissue The tissue of a plant other than the epidermis, periderm, and vascular tissues, consisting primarily of parenchyma, and (in lesser amounts) of collenchyma and sclerenchyma. Cortex and pith are subtypes of ground tissue.