Definition of Picnic

1. Noun. A day devoted to an outdoor social gathering.

Exact synonyms: Field Day, Outing
Generic synonyms: Holiday, Vacation

2. Verb. Eat alfresco, in the open air. "Sam and Sue picnic"; "We picnicked near the lake on this gorgeous Sunday"
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Picknicker, Picnicker

3. Noun. Any undertaking that is easy to do. "Marketing this product will be no picnic"
Exact synonyms: Breeze, Child's Play, Cinch, Duck Soup, Piece Of Cake, Pushover, Snap, Walkover
Specialized synonyms: Doddle
Generic synonyms: Labor, Project, Task, Undertaking
Derivative terms: Breeze, Cinch, Walk Over

4. Noun. Any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion.
Generic synonyms: Meal, Repast
Specialized synonyms: Cookout

Definition of Picnic

1. n. Formerly, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in which the members partake of a collation or repast (usually in the open air, and from food carried by themselves).

2. v. i. To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.

Definition of Picnic

1. Acronym. "Problem In Chair, Not In Computer", or "Person in Chair, Not In Computer"; states that the problem was not in the computer but was instead caused by the user operating it ¹

2. Noun. A meal eaten outdoors or in another informal setting. ¹

3. Noun. An easy or pleasant task. ¹

4. Verb. To eat a picnic. ¹

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Definition of Picnic

1. to go on a picnic (an outdoor excursion with food) [v -NICKED, -NICKING, -NICS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Picnic

pickup arm
pickup artist
pickup truck
pickup trucks
picnic (current term)
picnic area
picnic basket
picnic baskets
picnic egg
picnic eggs
picnic ground
picnic ham
picnic shoulder
picnic table

Literary usage of Picnic

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

1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"We don't rent these picnic wagons to negroes. . . . Our business at that time with reference to passengers . . . was that we sent out picnic parties. ..."

2. Landscapes of Cyprus by Geoff Daniel (2004)
"you'll find a map reference: the exact location of the picnic spot is shown on this walking map by the symbol P. Finally, to help you choose the right ..."

3. Landscapes of Samos: A Countryside Guide by Brian Anderson, Eileen Anderson (2002)
"KONSTANTINOS Imap on reverse of touring map; photograph page 51i Q Park by the picnic spot on the coast road at the edge of the vi I lage. ..."

4. Letters of the Wordsworth Family from 1787 to 1855 by William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth (1907)
"What do you think of a picnic upon Grasmere Island? Nineteen of us were to have dined there, ... Our Windermere gentlemen have a picnic almost every day. ..."

5. Letters of the Wordsworth Family from 1787 to 1855 by William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth (1907)
"By the bye what is the origin of the word picnic ? Our Windermere gentlemen have a picnic almost every day. ..."

6. Landscapes of Gran Canaria by Noel Rochford (2004)
"If you're travelling to your picnic by bus, be sure to arm yourself with ... If you are travelling to your picnic by car, be extra vigilant oft the main ..."

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