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picnicnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/  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

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picnicverb [I]

uk   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/  us   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/ (past participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked)
(Definition of picnic from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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picnicnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪk·nɪk/
a meal you take to a place outside to be eaten there in an informal way, or an occasion on which such a meal is eaten: a church picnic
infml A picnic is also any pleasant activity: Did you think law school would be a picnic? Filing tax returns is no picnic.
picnic
verb [I]  us   /ˈpɪk·nɪk/ (present participle picnicking, past tense and past participle picnicked)
We can picnic in the park.
(Definition of picnic from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “picnic”
in Korean 소풍…
in Arabic نُزْهة…
in Malaysian perkelahan…
in French pique-nique…
in Russian пикник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食物…
in Italian picnic…
in Turkish piknik…
in Polish piknik…
in Spanish comida al aire libre, comer al aire libre, picnic…
in Vietnamese cuộc đi chơi…
in Portuguese piquenique…
in Thai การไปปิกนิก…
in German das Picknick, Picknick-……
in Catalan pícnic…
in Japanese ピクニック, 遠足…
in Chinese (Simplified) 野餐, 供野餐吃的食品…
in Indonesian piknik…
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