groundbreaking groundbreaking  /ˈɡraʊndb ˌreɪ kɪŋ/


  1. (n) the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project
  2. (adj) being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before



  1. I wouldn't call Faludi's book as groundbreaking.
  2. Without the groundbreaking -- and backbreaking -- efforts of Louis, Mary and Richard, the story of how we evolved would still be largely untold.
  3. Moynihan offered challenging, groundbreaking sometimes even successful solutions to perennial public policy dilemmas, including welfare and racism.


  1. Groundbreaking for downtown crossing schedule for next week

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The public is invited to the Waterfront next week to attend the groundbreaking on the new downtown crossing in Louisville. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 18 at Waterfront Park. Children are encouraged to attend and even be part of the groundbreaking. They’ll be given commemorative shovels and they can search for 500 keepsake tokens in a large sandpile near ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: WHAS TV11 Louisville

  2. Groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for new Bloomfield Hills High School

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bloomfield Hills High School is set for 2:30 p.m. Friday in front of Andover High School.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Birmingham Eccentric

  3. Groundbreaking Monday for Fort Morgan bandshell

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Dahms-Talton Band Shell is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 17, at City Park.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Fort Morgan Times

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  1. "Two words describe this agreement _ groundbreaking and substantial," said Gil Cates, chairman of the Directors Guild of America's negotiations committee. "There are no rollbacks of any kind."
    on Jan 17, 2008 By: Gilbert Cates Source: Washington Post

  2. "It looks like we're in groundbreaking territory," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said.
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Clint Hurdle Source: TIME

  3. "Let's face it, the world needs more Pee-wee Herman - I am so excited to be working with Paul Reubens, who is an extraordinary and groundbreaking actor and writer, it's so great to watch him return with such relevance," he told the trade magazine.
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Judd Apatow Source: The Press Association

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