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pic·nic

 (pĭk′nĭk)
n.
1. A meal eaten outdoors, as on an excursion.
2. Slang An easy task or pleasant experience: finishing the project on time was no picnic.
3. A smoked section of pork foreleg and shoulder.
intr.v. pic·nicked, pic·nick·ing, pic·nics
To go on or participate in a picnic.

[French pique-nique, potluck, meal at which all persons pay for their own portion, picnic : piquer, to pick, nab (from Middle French, from Old French; see pique) + nique, nothing at all, child's tooth, sign of contempt made by moving the head (from Middle French, nothing at all, from Old French nic; akin to Portuguese nica, bagatelles, insignificant things, from the widespread Romance root nik-expressing indifference or contempt).]

pic′nick·er n.
pic′nick·y adj.

picnic

(ˈpɪknɪk)
n
1. a trip or excursion to the country, seaside, etc, on which people bring food to be eaten in the open air
2. (Cookery)
a. any informal meal eaten outside
b. (as modifier): a picnic lunch.
3. informal chiefly Austral a troublesome situation or experience
4. no picnic informal a hard or disagreeable task
vb, -nics, -nicking or -nicked
(intr) to eat a picnic
[C18: from French piquenique, of unknown origin]
ˈpicnicker n

pic•nic

(ˈpɪk nɪk)

n., v. -nicked, -nick•ing. n.
1. an excursion in which the participants carry food with them and share a meal in the open air.
2. the food eaten on such an excursion.
3. Also called pic′nic ham′. a section of pork shoulder, usu. boned and smoked.
4. Informal. an enjoyable experience, task, etc.: That job was no picnic.
v.i.
5. to go on or take part in a picnic.
[1740–50; < German Pic-nic (now Picknick) < French pique-nique, rhyming compound, of uncertain orig.]
pic′nick•er, n.

picnic


Past participle: picnicked
Gerund: picnicking

Imperative
picnic
picnic
Present
I picnic
you picnic
he/she/it picnics
we picnic
you picnic
they picnic
Preterite
I picnicked
you picnicked
he/she/it picnicked
we picnicked
you picnicked
they picnicked
Present Continuous
I am picnicking
you are picnicking
he/she/it is picnicking
we are picnicking
you are picnicking
they are picnicking
Present Perfect
I have picnicked
you have picnicked
he/she/it has picnicked
we have picnicked
you have picnicked
they have picnicked
Past Continuous
I was picnicking
you were picnicking
he/she/it was picnicking
we were picnicking
you were picnicking
they were picnicking
Past Perfect
I had picnicked
you had picnicked
he/she/it had picnicked
we had picnicked
you had picnicked
they had picnicked
Future
I will picnic
you will picnic
he/she/it will picnic
we will picnic
you will picnic
they will picnic
Future Perfect
I will have picnicked
you will have picnicked
he/she/it will have picnicked
we will have picnicked
you will have picnicked
they will have picnicked
Future Continuous
I will be picnicking
you will be picnicking
he/she/it will be picnicking
we will be picnicking
you will be picnicking
they will be picnicking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been picnicking
you have been picnicking
he/she/it has been picnicking
we have been picnicking
you have been picnicking
they have been picnicking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been picnicking
you will have been picnicking
he/she/it will have been picnicking
we will have been picnicking
you will have been picnicking
they will have been picnicking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been picnicking
you had been picnicking
he/she/it had been picnicking
we had been picnicking
you had been picnicking
they had been picnicking
Conditional
I would picnic
you would picnic
he/she/it would picnic
we would picnic
you would picnic
they would picnic
Past Conditional
I would have picnicked
you would have picnicked
he/she/it would have picnicked
we would have picnicked
you would have picnicked
they would have picnicked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picnic - a day devoted to an outdoor social gatheringpicnic - a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
holiday, vacation - leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure; "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"; "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"
2.picnic - any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
doddle - an easy task
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
3.picnic - any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
meal, repast - the food served and eaten at one time
cookout - an informal meal cooked and eaten outdoors
Verb1.picnic - eat alfresco, in the open air; "We picnicked near the lake on this gorgeous Sunday"
eat - eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

picnic

noun
1. excursion, fête champêtre (French), barbecue, barbie (informal), cookout (U.S. & Canad.), alfresco meal, déjèuner sur l'herbe (French), clambake (U.S. & Canad.), outdoor meal, outing We're going on a picnic tomorrow.
2. (Informal) (In this sense, the construction is always negative) walkover (informal), breeze (U.S. & Canad. informal), pushover (slang), snap (informal), child's play (informal), piece of cake (Brit. informal), cinch (slang), no-brainer (informal), cakewalk (informal), duck soup (U.S. slang) Emigrating is no picnic.
Translations
نُزْهَةُ الأَكْل فِي الهَواءِ الطَّلْقنُزْهَهيَخْرُج في نُزْهَه
piknikjíst pod širým nebem
picnicskovtur
piknik
piknik
fara í nestisferîlautartúr, nestisferî
ピクニック
소풍
dalyvauti piknikepiknikas
doties izbraukumā/zaļumospikniks
jesť pod šírym nebompiknikový
imeti piknikpiknik
picknick
การไปเที่ยวนอกบ้านและนำอาหารไปรับประทาน
piknikpiknik yapmak
cắm trại

picnic

[ˈpɪknɪk] (picnicked (vb: pt, pp))
A. Ncomida f en el campo, picnic m (esp LAm)
to go on a picnicir de picnic, ir a comer al campo
we found a nice place for a picnicencontramos un buen sitio para comer al aire libre
it was no picnic (= unpleasant) → fue muy desagradable; (= difficult) → no fue nada fácil
B. VIcomer en el campo
we picnicked by the rivermerendamos junto al río
C. CPD picnic basket Ncesta f or (LAm) canasta f de la merienda or comida
picnic site Nlugar m destinado para picnics

picnic

[ˈpɪknɪk]
npique-nique m
to have a picnic (= eat outside) → pique-niquer
We had a picnic on the beach → Nous avons pique-niqué sur la plage. (= eat a simple meal) → pique-niquer
We won't have any electricity but we can always have a picnic → On n'a pas l'électricité mais on peut toujours pique-niquer.
it'll be no picnic [experience, task, activity] → ça ne va pas être de la tarte picnic table, picnic site, picnic hamper, picnic lunch
vipique-niquerpicnic basket npanier m à pique-niquepicnic hamper npanier m à pique-nique

picnic

vb: pret, ptp <picnicked>
nPicknick nt; to have a picnicpicknicken; to go for or on a picnicein Picknick veranstalten or machen; a picnic lunchein Picknick nt; it was no picnic (fig inf)es war kein Honiglecken
vipicknicken, ein Picknick machen; we went picnicking every Sundaywir machten jeden Sonntag ein Picknick

picnic

:
picnic site
nRastplatz m
picnic table
nCampingtisch m

picnic

[ˈpɪknɪk] (picnicked (vb: pt, pp))
1. npicnic m inv
to go on a picnic → andare a fare un picnic
it was no picnic (fig) (fam) → non è stata una passeggiata
2. vifare un picnic

picnic

(ˈpiknik) noun
a very informal meal eaten in the open air, usually as part of a trip, outing etc. We'll go to the seaside and take a picnic; Let's go for a picnic!; (also adjective) a picnic lunch.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈpicnicked
to have a picnic. We picnicked on the beach.

picnic

نُزْهَةُ الأَكْل فِي الهَواءِ الطَّلْق piknik picnic Picknick πικνίκ comida campestre piknik pique-nique piknik picnic ピクニック 소풍 picknick piknik piknik piquenique пикник picknick การไปเที่ยวนอกบ้านและนำอาหารไปรับประทาน piknik cắm trại 野餐
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The knots of labourers trooping in clumsily round the corners of cargo-sheds to eat their food in peace out of red cotton handkerchiefs had the air of picnicking by the side of a lonely mountain pool.
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PEOPLE are being asked to get picnicking - to raise money for the Royal British Legion.
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