From the ground up

What is From the ground up?

From the ground up definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
the solid surface of the earth; firm or dry land: to fall to the ground.
earth or soil: stony ground.

land having an indicated character: rising ground.
Often grounds. a tract of land appropriated to a special use: picnic grounds; a hunting ground.
Often grounds. the foundation or basis on which a belief or action rests; reason or cause: grounds for dismissal.
subject for discussion; topic: Sex education is forbidden ground in some school curricula.
rational or factual support for one’s position or attitude, as in a debate or argument: on firm ground; on shaky ground.
the main surface or background in painting, decorative work, lace, etc.
Fine Arts. a coating of some substance serving as a surface for paint, ink, or other media in art: Lead white is a traditional ground for oil paintings. ground color(def 2).

(in perception) the background in a visual field, contrasted with the figure.
Also called etching ground. an acid-resistant substance, composed of wax, gum, and resin in varying proportions, applied to the entire surface of an etching plate and through which the design is drawn with an etching needle.
grounds, dregs or sediment: coffee grounds.
grounds, the gardens, lawn, etc., surrounding and belonging to a building.
Electricity. a conducting connection between an electric circuit or equipment and the earth or some other conducting body.
Music. ground bass.
Nautical. the bottom of a body of water.
the earth’s solid or liquid surface; land or water.
Carpentry. a strip of wood to which woodwork can be attached, set flush with the plaster finish of a room. a strip of wood or length of corner bead used at an opening as a stop for plasterwork.

situated on or at, or adjacent to, the surface of the earth: a ground attack.
pertaining to the ground.

Military. operating on land: ground forces.

verb (used with object)
to lay or set on the ground.
to place on a foundation; fix firmly; settle or establish; found.

to instruct in elements or first principles: to ground students in science.
to furnish with a ground or background, as on decorative work.
to cover (wallpaper) with colors or other materials before printing.
Electricity. to establish a ground for (a circuit, device, etc.).
Nautical. to cause (a vessel) to run aground.
Aeronautics. to restrict (an aircraft or the like) to the ground because of bad weather, the unsatisfactory condition of the aircraft, etc.
to forbid (a pilot) to fly because of bad health, failure to comply with safety regulations, or the like.
Informal. to put out of action or make unable to participate: The quarterback was grounded by a knee injury.
Informal. to restrict the activities, especially the social activities, of: I can’t go to the partya??my parents have grounded me until my grades improve.

verb (used without object)
to come to or strike the ground.
Baseball. to hit a ground ball. to ground out.

Verb Phrases
ground out, Baseball. to be put out at first base after hitting a ground ball to the infield.