groundbreaking love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or ceremony of breaking ground to begin a construction project.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a ceremony of breaking ground.
  • adjective Characterized by originality and innovation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project. It is sometimes carried out by an official who digs the first spadeful of dirt from the ground, to begin the preparatory excavation work.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Innovative; new, different; doing something that has never been done before.
  • noun A ceremony to mark the beginning of construction.
  • noun The point at which construction begins.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective being or producing something like nothing done or experienced or created before
  • noun the ceremonial breaking of the ground to formally begin a construction project

Etymologies

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From ground + break + -ing, reminiscent of the practice of breaking ground at the beginning of a new building or construction.

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