What is the opposite of ground?

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Noun
Opposite of organic matter making up the land
Noun
Opposite of the underlying cause or basis of something
Noun
Opposite of soil or earth
Noun
Opposite of a cause, explanation, or justification for an action or event
“The saving of animals in distress was the consequence of her activism.”
Noun
Opposite of a solid surface on land
“Oh, what a feeling, when we're dancing on the ceiling.”
Noun
Opposite of the foundation on which an activity, process or structure is carried out or built on
Noun
Opposite of an area of land, typically a large one
Noun
Opposite of a reason or incentive for acting or behaving in a particular way
“He thinks leaving large sums to children serves as a disincentive for them to go out and do great things on their own.”
Noun
Opposite of movement ahead or forward
Noun
Opposite of ground, especially with reference to its use or quality
“Groups of hunter-gatherers began to settle near a river, which provided them with water they needed to make agriculture a permanent part of their way of life.”
Noun
Opposite of that which serves as a foundation for something else, literally or figuratively
“Graphics are merely a means to an end, a way for the developer to immerse the gamer into the gameplay.”
Noun
Opposite of a place where someone or something is located or has been put
Noun
Opposite of a small piece of ground, especially one used for gardening
Noun
Opposite of the place, area or space occupied by, or intended for, an event, activity or purpose
“The country is in the middle of a civil war, and many people who have come from there have made their homes here.”
Noun
Opposite of the part of the earth's surface that is not covered by water
“A mysterious sound in the ocean turns out to be the mating call of a whale.”
Verb
Opposite of to land on solid ground (after being in the water or air)
Verb
Opposite of to provide an educational or philosophical foundation for
Verb
Opposite of to knock down (a person)
Verb
Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
“The teacher worried that her lack of content knowledge in mathematics might have caused her to mislead her students in science.”
Verb
Opposite of to strike (someone) so as to make them fall down
Verb
Opposite of to base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
“Our company will oppose anything that contradicts our core principles.”
Verb
Opposite of to place, lay or set firmly in surrounding matter
“She scraped her flat shoes across the ground to dislodge any stale mud and walked to the center of the alley.”
Verb
Opposite of to physically place in a given location
“The tech company decided it would be prudent to leave Silicon Valley after many years of being established there.”
Verb
Opposite of to move something to a lower level
“Ensure you bend your knees before you lift anything heavy to prevent any injuries to your back.”
Verb
Opposite of to go ashore, especially from a vessel
“The moment the voice left his mouth, the crowd gradually returned to silence and began to board the ship in an orderly manner.”
Verb
Opposite of to come to rest after a descent from above
“The aircraft would take off from the runway to begin its long journey.”
Verb
Opposite of to consider to be true without evidence
Verb
(rest on/upon) Opposite of to be based on
“Morality must be independent of the character of the race.”
Verb
Opposite of to copy or derive (a piece of work) from another source
“The Greeks would originate a style of garden arrangement that would be the ruling principle of that art for many years to come.”
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to crush into fine particles
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to cause to become sharp or sharper
Verb
Opposite of past tense for to cause to be troubled or perturbed
Adjective
Opposite of having a sharp or pointed edge
Adjective
Opposite of farthest down
Adjective
Opposite of formed into, or composed of granules
Adjective
Opposite of made or consisting of small particles
“If I had known earlier that gelato was not supposed to be grainy and gritty, I would have stopped after the first spoon.”
Adjective
Opposite of shiny as a result of being rubbed
Adjective
Opposite of in the form of powder
Adjective
Opposite of offering or constituting the minimum required without elaboration or luxury
“His skills are technically advanced after years of practice.”
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