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picnic

pic·nic

picnic

 
pronunciation:
pIk nIk
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an informal outdoor meal, often at a park or in a natural area.
Everyone enjoyed the picnic by the lake.We spread the food out on our blanket and had a picnic.
 
definition 2: (informal) anything that is easy or enjoyable.
That exam was no picnic.
similar words:
joke
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: picnicked, picnicking, picnics
definition: to attend or hold a picnic.
We landed the canoe and picnicked by the stream.
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derivation: picnicker (n.)
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  • picnic basket:
    a basket in which you carry food to a picnic.
  • picnic blanket:
    a blanket that you spread on the ground and on which you have a picnic.
  • picnic table:
    a table that is outside and at which people have picnics.
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