picnic Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "picnic" - English Dictionary

See all translations

picnicnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/
A1 an occasion when you have an informal meal of sandwiches, etc. outside, or the food itself: If the weather's nice we could have a picnic in the park. Why don't you take a picnic with you? a picnic area/lunch/table a picnic basket/hamper
More examples

picnicverb [I]

uk   us   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/ (past participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked)
to have a picnic somewhere: There were several families picnicking on the river bank.
picnicker
noun [C] uk   /-nɪ.kər/  us   /-nɪ.kɚ/
Translations of “picnic”
in Arabic نُزْهة…
in Korean 소풍…
in Malaysian perkelahan…
in French pique-nique…
in Turkish piknik…
in Italian picnic…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食物…
in Russian пикник…
in Polish piknik…
in Vietnamese cuộc đi chơi…
in Spanish picnic, jira campestre, merienda campestre…
in Portuguese piquenique…
in Thai การไปปิกนิก…
in German das Picknick, Picknick-……
in Catalan pícnic…
in Japanese ピクニック, 遠足…
in Indonesian piknik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食品…
(Definition of picnic from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of picnic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “picnic” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
social security

a system of payments made by the government to people who are ill, poor, or who have no job

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More