Groundhog Day
noun Etymology: from the legend that a groundhog emerging from its burrow returns to hibernate if it sees its shadow on this day Date: 1871 February 2 observed traditionally as a day that indicates six more weeks of winter if sunny or an early spring if cloudy

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  • Groundhog Day — the 2nd February, celebrated in the US. On this day, according to old stories, the groundhog comes out of its hole for the first time since winter began. If it sees its shadow, it is frightened back into its hole and there will be six more weeks… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Groundhog Day — Groundhog ,Day noun uncount February 2nd, a day when some people believe that if a groundhog sees its shadow when it comes out of its hole, there will be six more weeks of winter …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Groundhog Day — ☆ Groundhog Day n. Feb. 2, when, according to tradition, the groundhog comes out of hibernation: if it sees its shadow, it supposedly returns to its hole for six more weeks of winter weather …   English World dictionary

  • Groundhog Day — Infobox Holiday holiday name=Groundhog Day caption=Groundhog Day 2005 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, USA. observedby=United States and Canada date=February 2nd celebrations= Observing a groundhog emerging from its burrow and seeing whether it… …   Wikipedia

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  • Groundhog Day — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms Groundhog Day : singular Groundhog Day plural Groundhog Days 1) in the US, 2nd February, a day when some people believe that if a groundhog sees its shadow when it comes out of its hole, there will… …   English dictionary

  • groundhog day — /ˈgraʊndhɒg deɪ/ (say growndhog day) noun a situation in which events are or appear to be continually repeated. {from the US  film Groundhog Day (1993) in which the main character finds himself repeatedly reliving a particular day,  namely… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Groundhog Day — February 2, in most parts of the U.S., the day on which, according to legend, the groundhog first emerges from hibernation. If it is a sunny day and the groundhog sees its shadow, six more weeks of wintry weather are predicted. [1870 75, Amer.] * …   Universalium

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