picnic Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “picnic” in the English Dictionary

"picnic" in British English

See all translations

picnicnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈpɪk.nɪk/
A1 an ​occasion when you have an ​informalmeal 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

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

picnicverb [I]

uk   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)

"picnic" in American English

See all translations

picnicnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɪk·nɪk/
a ​meal you take to a ​placeoutside 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 ​pleasantactivity: Did you ​thinklawschool would be a picnic? Filing ​taxreturns 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 picnic, jira campestre, merienda campestre…
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…
What is the pronunciation of picnic?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“picnic” in British English

“picnic” in American English

Word of the Day

procession

a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, especially in a formal way as part of a religious ceremony or public celebration

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More