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Definition of Picnic

Babylon English Dictionary

arrange an outdoor meal, eat a meal outdoors
meal eaten outdoors
Picnic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v.)
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).
  
(v. i.)
To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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picnic
pictural \pic"tur*al\ (?), a. pictorial. [r.] w. scott.

English Phonetics

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Australian Slang
1. enjoyable experience or time; 2. easy undertaking
(sport) unpleasant experience, troublesome accident, bad trot
stock phrases used to describe a stupid person
(of an event, chore, etc.) be difficult or unpleasant, despite not being considered so by many: “Branding cattle is no picnic”
not to be in an awkward situation
short of common sense
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
(synonym) field day, outing
(hypernym) vacation, holiday
2. any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
(synonym) cinch, breeze, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake
(hypernym) undertaking, project, task, labor
(hyponym) doddle
3. any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
(hypernym) meal, repast
(hyponym) cookout

Verb
1. eat alfresco, in the open air; "We picnicked near the lake on this gorgeous Sunday"
(hypernym) eat
Picnic Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of attending a picnic, foreshadows success and real enjoyment.

Dreams of picnics, bring undivided happiness to the young.

Storms, or any interfering elements at a picnic, implies the temporary displacement of assured profit and pleasure in love or business.

See Kindred Words.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Picnic Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Problem In Chair, Not In Computer
Picnic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
A picnic is a pleasure excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors (al fresco or en plein air), ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before an open air theatre performance, and usually in summer. Descriptions of picnics show that the idea of a meal that was jointly contributed and was enjoyed out-of-doors were essential to a picnic from the early 19th century.

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