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  • proper noun The site of the former World Trade Center towers in New York City destroyed on 11 September 2001.

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Examples

  • On this day five years ago, the term Ground Zero took a new significance for a scarred nation.

    CNN Transcript Sep 11, 2006

  • And I have come to this site, what we call Ground Zero -- this is where the worst of the worst of the storm hit -- to be able to show the American people that through their generosity, this infrastructure has been rebuilt.

    CNN Transcript Aug 29, 2007

  • In fact, from the ground, it looked like another low-flying jumbo jet full of fuel and passengers headed toward the area called Ground Zero where a previous pair of similar jets crashed and killed thousands. was "furious" and had a nasty meeting dressing down the people responsible.

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  • In fact, from the ground, it looked like another low-flying jumbo jet full of fuel and passengers headed toward the area called Ground Zero where a previous pair of similar jets crashed and killed thousands. was "furious" and had a nasty meeting dressing down the people responsible.

    Word Around the Net

  • Also, Ground Zero, which is slowly filling in with buildings under construction, is no longer as accessible as it once was.

    Latest News

  • Also, Ground Zero, which is slowly filling in with buildings under construction, is no longer as accessible as it once was.

    Latest News

  • The support of the mayor, Michael Bloomberg, for the construction of a Muslim interpretative centre three blocks from Ground Zero goes some way to explaining his poor standing in opinion polls.

    Humble 9/11 hero relives tale of the twin towers for tourists

  • At Ground Zero, the president silently took part in a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of those who died at the World Trade Center.

    Obama Visits Ground Zero

  • At Ground Zero, the president silently took part in a wreath-laying ceremony in memory of those who died at the World Trade Center.

    Obama Visits Ground Zero

  • Today 7 a.m./6c, NBC: Matt Lauer will report live from Ground Zero.

    See the Programming Planned for the 10th Anniversary of 9/11

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