the state of waiting for orders in or near combat airplanes ready to take to the air at once.
the aircraft standing by during a ground alert.
/ˈɡraʊndˌbeɪt/ noun 1. bait, such as scraps of bread, maggots, etc, thrown into an area of water to attract fish See chum2 verb 2. (transitive) to prepare (an area of water) with groundbait
noun 1. 2 (def 1).
noun, Baseball. 1. a batted ball that rolls or bounces along the ground.
[beys] /beɪs/ noun, Music. 1. a short fundamental bass part continually repeated throughout a movement. /beɪs/ noun 1. (music) a short melodic bass line that is repeated over and over again