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field day

n.
1.
a. A day set aside for sports or athletic competition, as at a school.
b. An outdoor meeting, social event, or festivity.
c. A day for military exercises, maneuvers, or display.
2. A time of great pleasure, activity, or opportunity: The media had a field day with the sensational story.

field day

n
1. a day spent in some special outdoor activity, such as nature study or sport
2. a day-long competition between amateur radio operators using battery or generator power, the aim being to make the most contacts with other operators around the world
3. (Military) military a day devoted to manoeuvres or exercises, esp before an audience
4. informal a day or time of exciting or successful activity: the children had a field day with their new toys.
5.
a. a day or series of days devoted to the demonstration of farm machinery in country centres
b. a combined open day and sale on a stud property

field′ day`


n.
1. a day devoted to outdoor sports or athletic contests, as at a school.
2. an outdoor gathering; outing.
3. a day for military exercises.
4. an occasion or opportunity for unrestricted activity, amusement, etc.: The children had a field day with their new toys.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field day - (military) a day for military exercises and display
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
2.field day - a day for outdoor athletic competition
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
3.field day - a time of unusual pleasure and success
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
4.field day - a day devoted to an outdoor social gatheringfield day - 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"
Translations

field day

n (Mil) → giorno di grandi manovre
to have a field day (fig) → divertirsi, spassarsela
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