[ground-brey-king] /ˈgraʊndˌbreɪ kɪŋ/
the act or ceremony of breaking ground for a new construction project.
of or relating to such a ceremony.
originating or pioneering a new endeavor, field of inquiry, or the like:
Pasteur’s groundbreaking work in bacteriology.
innovative: a ground-breaking novel
1907 as a figurative adjective, from expression to break ground, either for planting or for building; see ground (n.) + break (v.).
- Ground bug
noun 1. any member of a family (Lygaeidae) of hemipterous plant-eating insects, having generally dark bodies, sometimes marked with red, and lighter, yellowish wings
- Ground bundle
ground bundle n. See proper fasciculus.
noun, Nautical. 1. a heavy chain for securing permanent floating moorings, as a number of mooring buoys.
noun 1. a ground pine, Lycopodium complanatum.