- 1The point on the earth’s surface directly above or below an exploding nuclear bomb.More example sentences
- In fact, no bomb fragments were ever found, and no one could be sure what car or truck exploded, yet ground zero was established… with no car.
- The natural reluctance of rescuers to get close enough to ground zero after a nuclear detonation to be much use to survivors is another.
- The other day I stuck my camera out of a car window and the sound I got was like ground zero at a nuclear blast!
- 1.2A site of devastation, disaster, or violent attack: the pictures from Indonesia’s ground zero are beyond descriptionMore example sentences
- They came with flowers, incense and tears. Small, sobbing knots of people - Indonesian and foreign - paying their respects for the first time at Bali's ground zero.
- The filmmaker visits Bhopal, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Hiroshima and other 'ground zeroes' to search for signs of hope and spiritual rebirth in the ashes of atrocity and disaster.
- In our age of weapons of mass destruction every square foot of our globe can become such a ground zero in a twinkling.
- 2A starting point or base for some activity: if you’re starting at ground zero in terms of knowledge, go to the libraryMore example sentences
- And then it was almost worse because then we went really down to ground zero in terms of our own emotions because we just could not believe that he would survive.
- ‘We started from ground zero,’ Wilson says in his typical American - speak.
- We got in there with a pen and a pad and started at ground zero.
More definitions of ground zeroDefinition of ground zero in:
- The British & World English dictionary