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picnic Explained

picnic at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


picnic at English irregular forms Of Explained:


picnic at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1748 (in Chesterfield's "Letters"), from Fr. piquenique (1692), perhaps a reduplication of piquer "to pick, peck," from O.Fr. (see pike (2)), or the second element may be nique "worthless thing," from a Gmc. source. Originally a fashionable pot-luck social affair, not necessarily out of doors. Figurative sense of "something easy" is from 1880s. ///

picnic at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] hamper, rug// [Date: 1700-1800; Language: French; Origin: pique-nique]//
1 if you have a picnic, you take food and eat it outdoors, especially in the country: --We decided to have a picnic down by the lake.// go on/for a picnic // --We could go on a picnic today.// --a picnic table// --There is free parking for visitors, as well as a restaurant and picnic area (=a special area with tables where people can have a picnic) .// picnic site/spot/place (=a place that is suitable or pleasant for a picnic) // --We found a lovely picnic spot by the river.// picnic basket/hamper (=a container in which you can carry food for a picnic) //
2 BrE the food that you take to eat outdoors on a picnic: --We'll take a picnic with us.// picnic lunch/tea/supper // --We ate our picnic lunch by the river.//
3 be no picnic: informal if something is no picnic, it is very difficult and needs a lot of effort or hard work// --Bringing up six children is no picnic!// ----------// HINT sense 1 // Do not say 'do a picnic' or 'make a picnic'. Say have a picnic. // ----------//
picnic 2 past tense and past participle picnicked present participle picnicking v [I] // to have a picnic// --We picnicked on the beach.// -- picnicker n [C] // --The area is very popular with picnickers.//

picnic at German => English Of Explained:


picnic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

127 Moby Thesaurus words for "picnic":
Cadmean victory, KO, Mardi Gras, Pyrrhic victory, Saturnalia,
TV dinner, action, agonizing, agony, alfresco meal, arduous,
ascendancy, ball, banquet, barbecue, big time, blowout, board,
break bread with, breakfast, breeze, brunch, buffet supper,
carnival, championship, cinch, clambake, coffee break, conquest,
cook out, cookout, difficult, dine, dine out, diner, dinner,
disagreeable, do, duck, easy target, easy thing, easy victory,
eat out, elevenses, fair, feast, festival, festive occasion,
festivity, fete, field day, fiesta, fish fry, fun, fun and games,
funmaking, gala, gala affair, gala day, game, garden party,
good time, grand slam, great doings, great fun, high jinks,
high old time, high tea, high time, hot luncheon, jamboree, kermis,
knockout, landslide, landslide victory, laughs, lead-pipe cinch,
lovely time, lunch, luncheon, mash, mastery, meat breakfast,
mess with, misfortune, moral victory, no picnic, painful, party,
petit dejeuner, pie, piece of cake, play, pleasant time, pushover,
rough, runaway victory, setup, sinecure, sitting duck, snap, sport,
subdual, subduing, success, sup, supper, tea, tea break, teatime,
tiffin, torture, torturous, total victory, tough, triumph, velvet,
victory, walkaway, walkover, waygoose, wayzgoose, wiener roast,
wienie roast, win, winning, winning streak

picnic at Danish => English Of Explained:

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picnic at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, verb

1 an occasion when people pack a meal and take it to eat outdoors, especially in the countryside:
It's a nice day. Let's go for a picnic.

2 the meal, usually consisting of sandwiches, salad and fruit, etc. that you take with you when you go on a picnic:
Let's eat our picnic by the lake. * a picnic lunch / supper / basket


be no picnic (informal) to be difficult and cause a lot of problems:
Bringing up a family when you're unemployed is no picnic.
verb (-ck-) [V] to have a picnic:
No picnicking allowed (= on a sign)

Picnic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Picnic \Pic"nic\, n. [Cf. F. piquenique. See {Pick}, v., and cf.
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

Picnic \Pic"nic\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Picnicked}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Picnicking}.]
To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public

picnic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering [syn: {field
day}, {outing}]
2: any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product
will be no picnic" [syn: {cinch}, {breeze}, {snap}, {duck
soup}, {child's play}, {pushover}, {walkover}, {piece of
3: any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
[also: {picnicking}, {picnicked}]

v : eat alfresco, in the open air; "We picnicked near the lake
on this gorgeous Sunday"
[also: {picnicking}, {picnicked}]

picnic at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » pique-nique


* Inter: enPR » pĭkʹ-nĭk, Inter: IPA » /ˈpɪknɪk/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"pIknIk/
  • Inter: rhymes » ɪknɪk
  • Inter: hyphenation » pic|nic


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • A meal eaten outdoors or in another informal setting.
    1. : We went out for a picnic in the forest.
    2. An easy or pleasant task.
    3. : We remind the guests that dealing with this problem is no picnic, and to be patient.


      Inter: trans-top » a meal eaten outdoors

  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|野餐|tr=yěcān|sc=Hani
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|picknick|m
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|pikniko
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|eväsretki
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pique-nique|m, Inter: t+ » fr|piquenique|m
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Picknick|n
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|piknik
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|piknik
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|ピクニック|tr=pikunikku
  • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|피크닉|tr=pikeunik|sc=Hang
  • Kurdish:
  • : Sorani: Inter: ku-Arab » سه‌یران

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|излет|m|tr=ízlet, Inter: t- » mk|пикник|m|tr=píknik
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|piknik|m, Inter: t- » mt|xalata
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|piknik|m
    • : Nynorsk: Inter: t- » nn|piknik|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|piquenique|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пикник|m|tr=pikník
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|cuirm-chnuic|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|jira|f
    • Sundanese: Inter: t- » su|botram, Inter: t- » su|mayor
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|piknik

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » an easy or pleasant task
    • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مهمة سهلة|f|tr=mahámma sáhla
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|huviretki

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|jeu d’enfant|m
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|приятное времяпрепровождение|n|tr=prijátnoe vremjapreprovoždénije

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Derived terms

    * picnic basket
    • picnic box
    • picnicker
    • picnic sheet
    • picnic table


      Inter: en-verb » picnics|picnicking|picnicked|picnicked

  • To eat a picnic.

  • Category: Category:en:Meals -



    Inter: etyl » en|it


    Inter: head » it|noun|g=m Inter: in » v
  • picnic (outdoor meal)

  • Spanish

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » fr|es.

    Etymology 2

    Inter: etyl » en|es


    Inter: es-noun » m|pl=picnic
  • picnic (outdoor meal)

  • Translation: cs » picnic
    Translation: de » picnic
    Translation: et » picnic
    Translation: es » picnic
    Translation: eo » picnic
    Translation: fa » picnic
    Translation: fr » picnic
    Translation: ko » picnic
    Translation: io » picnic
    Translation: id » picnic
    Translation: kn » picnic
    Translation: ku » picnic
    Translation: hu » picnic
    Translation: ml » picnic
    Translation: my » picnic
    Translation: pl » picnic
    Translation: pt » picnic
    Translation: ru » picnic
    Category: simple:picnic -
    Translation: fi » picnic
    Translation: sv » picnic
    Translation: ta » picnic
    Translation: te » picnic
    Translation: tr » picnic
    Translation: vi » picnic
    Translation: zh » picnic

    PICNIC at English (WD) Of Explained:


    Inter: acrony » m

    Inter: en-acrony » m
  • "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

    Usage notes

    It is most commonly used by experts to describe to one another.[]

    See also

    * PEBKAC
    • ID10T
    • Layer 8

    Category: Category:en:Computing -
    Translation: pl » PICNIC