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Meaning of "Groundhog Day" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GROUNDHOG DAY

Sense 2 from the 1993 film Groundhog Day, in which the lead character experiences the same day repeatedly.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GROUNDHOG DAY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GROUNDHOG DAY

noun
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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Groundhog Day is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GROUNDHOG DAY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is a day celebrated on February 2. According to folklore, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow on this day, then spring will come early; if it is sunny, the groundhog will supposedly see its shadow and retreat back into its burrow, and the winter weather will persist for six more weeks. Modern customs of the holiday involve celebrations where early morning festivals are held to watch the groundhog emerging from its burrow. In southeastern Pennsylvania, Groundhog Lodges celebrate the holiday with fersommlinge, social events in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel are performed for entertainment. The Pennsylvania German dialect is the only language spoken at the event, and those who speak English pay a penalty, usually in the form of a nickel, dime, or quarter per word spoken, with the money put into a bowl in the center of the table. The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania with Punxsutawney Phil. Groundhog Day, already a widely recognized and popular tradition, received widespread attention as a result of the 1993 film Groundhog Day.

Definition of Groundhog Day in the English dictionary

The definition of Groundhog Day in the dictionary is February 2nd, when, according to tradition, the groundhog emerges from hibernation; if it sees its shadow, it returns to its burrow for six weeks as a sunny day indicates a late spring, while a cloudy day would mean an early spring. Other definition of Groundhog Day is a situation in which events are or appear to be continually repeated.

WORDS THAT END LIKE GROUNDHOG DAY

April Fools´ Day
Ascension Day
Australia Day
Boxing Day
Canada Day
Christmas Day
Father´s Day
Inauguration Day
Independence Day
Judgment Day
Labor Day
Last Day
May Day
Memorial Day
Mother´s Day
New Year´s Day
Saint Valentine´s Day
Thanksgiving Day
the Lord´s Day
Veterans Day

Synonyms and antonyms of Groundhog Day in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Groundhog Day» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GROUNDHOG DAY

Find out the translation of Groundhog Day to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Groundhog Day from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Groundhog Day» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

土拨鼠日
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Día de la Marmota
570 millions of speakers

English

Groundhog Day
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Groundhog दिवस
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

يوم جرذ الأرض
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

День сурка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Dia da Marmota
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Groundhog দিবস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jour de la marmotte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hari Groundhog
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Groundhog Day
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マーモットの日
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성촉
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Groundhog Day
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Groundhog Day
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நாள் தோறும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्राऊंड हॉॉग डे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kunduz Festivali
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Groundhog Day
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Dzień świstaka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

день бабака
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Groundhog Day
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Groundhog Day
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Groundhog Day
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Groundhog Day
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Groundhog Day
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Groundhog Day

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUNDHOG DAY»

The term «Groundhog Day» is quite widely used and occupies the 49.796 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GROUNDHOG DAY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Groundhog Day

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GROUNDHOG DAY»

Discover the use of Groundhog Day in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Groundhog Day and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Groundhog day
Highly engaging study of this much-loved black comedy
Ryan Gilbey, Danny Rubin, Harold Ramis, 2004
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Groundhog Day
Explores the national phenomenon of Groundhog Day, opening with a look at the annual celebration in Punxsutawney.
Don Yoder, 2003
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Groundhog Day
Introduces the history of Groundhog Day and explains how it is observed today.
Michelle Aki Becker, 2003
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Groundhog Day!
Learn about groundhogs and their special day.
‎2007
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Groundhog Day
On Groundhog Day, the students in Mrs. Connor's class try to find out whether the class hamster can predict the weather as well as a groundhog.
Margaret McNamara, 2006
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It's Groundhog Day!
Worried that an early spring will ruin his ski lodge business, Roland Raccoon takes drastic steps to prevent Godfrey Groundhog from looking for his shadow on Groundhog Day.
Steven Kroll, 1995
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Gretchen Groundhog, It's Your Day!
It's almost Groundhog Day, and the town of Piccadilly is all a-buzz because Gretchen Groundhog will not Go Out. Her Great-Uncle Gus is too old to look fo rhis shadow anymore—now it's Gretchen's turn. But she's too shy.
Abby Levine, 2014
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The Groundhog Day Book of Facts and Fun
This book of facts and fun provides plenty of information about groundhogs and the origin of Groundhog Day. Groundhog riddles and ideas for throwing a Groundhog Day party are included.
Wendie C. Old, 2004
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Double Trouble Groundhog Day
Grampie Groundhog decides to turn over the family job of forecasting the weather to one of his grandchildren.
Bethany Roberts, 2011
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Groundhog Day
Discusses the history of Groundhog Day, explaining what it means when the groundhog sees his shadow, and where the groundhogs come from.
Amy Margaret, Joanne Randolph, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GROUNDHOG DAY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Groundhog Day is used in the context of the following news items.
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Groundhog Day for man with rare condition who thinks it is always …
William's condition echoes the plot of film Groundhog Day, in which Bill Murray's character Phil Connors repeatedly relives the same day. «Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Fast Lane: Groundhog Day at the ATO
Once again the ATO's online systems have buckled under the weight of taxpayers trying to file their online returns. As soon as the clock ticked ... «SmartCompany.com.au, Jul 15»
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Versatile 'Groundhog Day' Lyricist Takes on 'Matilda' Musical
Composer and performer Tim Minchin wrote the songs for a musical theater version of the hit 1993 movie “Groundhog Day.” More recently, he's ... «KQED, Jul 15»
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Find Out The Weird Side Effect Of Groundhog Day-ing a Woman In …
Recently, the only way to Groundhog Day someone into falling in love with you was to find out everything about that person from social media ... «Co.Create, Jul 15»
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Calvert's educational woes are like 'Groundhog Day'
In the May 27 edition of The Calvert Recorder, there were letters penned by Carol Frere [“Calvert parents expect the best schools, not the bare ... «So Md News, Jul 15»
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Gov. Nixon talks 'Groundhog Day-ish' pattern of rain, flooding
Gov. Nixon thanked Missourians, meteorologists and first responders for their actions during the weeks of heavy rainfall and flooding that have ... «Springfield News-Leader, Jul 15»
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Tim Vickery's Notes from South America: triumph for Chile …
It must have seemed like Groundhog Day for the Argentines, because so many memories of last year's World Cup campaign came flooding ... «World Soccer, Jul 15»
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Chris Grayling's Groundhog Day – it's an Evel horror
In Groundhog Day, Bill Murray got to relive the same day over and over again until he was note perfect. In the House of Commons, Chris ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Vienna brothels report boom in business when Iran nuclear …
... days before the deadline, one delegation was already joking in a beer garden in Vienna's 'Stadtpark' about 'Groundhog Day', the 1993 film ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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Gold: It's Groundhog Day All Over Again for Frustrated Bulls
As we open another week of trade, it feels a bit like the 1993 movie "Groundhog Day," where Bill Murray inexplicably get caught in a time loop ... «Action Forex, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Groundhog Day [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/groundhog-day>. Oct 2020 ».
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