Definition of Groundhog day

1. Noun. If the ground hog emerges and sees his shadow on this day, there will be 6 more weeks of winter.

Exact synonyms: February 2
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Day
Group relationships: Feb, February

Definition of Groundhog day

1. Noun. An annual festival held in Canada and the USA on February 2 in which the arrival time of the spring season is predicted by whether or not a certain groundhog can see its shadow or not. ¹

2. Proper noun. (informal) A situation in which undesirable events appear to be repeating themselves in a cyclical fashion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Groundhog Day

Groover's fallacy
Gros Ventre
Gross' leukaemia virus
Gross' virus
Gross National Happiness
Grothendieck group
Ground Zero
Groundhog Day
Grover's disease
Grover Cleveland
Grub Street
Grubb's test
Grubb's tests
Gruber's cul-de-sac
Gruber's method
Gruber's reaction
Gruber-Landzert fossa

Literary usage of Groundhog day

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Spanish/english Read& Understand, Grade 3 by Jo Ellen Moore (2005)
"groundhog day was coming soon. It was a big day in the town where Phyllis ... Phyllis and Fred hurried to the library to find out more about groundhog day. ..."

2. The Ultimate Shape Book Grades K-2 by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2002)
"It's groundhog day! by Steven Kroll; Scholastic, 1989. ... Students write an entry for this record describing this year's groundhog day. ..."

3. Skill Sharpeners Reading, Grade 3 by Kathy Mattenklodt (2005)
"... groundhog day m the United States' People began celebrating groundhog day in the early 1880s. 3 Where rM Gilbert find Fred? What was Frad dang? ..."

4. Daily Paragraph Editing: Volume 3: Student Practice Book by Evan-Moor Educational Publishers (2007)
"... groundhog day was a big day in the town where twins fran and fred lived. Every won liked to watch phil the groundhog come out of his burrow. ..."

5. Doe's Fixed-price Cleanup Contracts: Why Are Costs Still Out of Control edited by Fred Upton (2001)
"I haven't seen groundhog day. If it doesn't show on United Airlines between San Diego and Washington, I don't see it. But I—let me just say to my colleagues ..."

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