What does picnic mean?

Definitions for picnic
ˈpɪk nɪkpic·nic

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word picnic.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. field day, outing, picnic(noun)

    a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering

  2. cinch, breeze, picnic, snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover, walkover, piece of cake(noun)

    any undertaking that is easy to do

    "marketing this product will be no picnic"

  3. picnic(verb)

    any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion

  4. picnic(verb)

    eat alfresco, in the open air

    "We picnicked near the lake on this gorgeous Sunday"


  1. picnic(Noun)

    A meal eaten outdoors or in another informal setting.

    We went out for a picnic in the forest.

    Etymology: pique-nique

  2. picnic(Noun)

    An easy or pleasant task.

    We remind the guests that dealing with this problem is no picnic, and to be patient.

    Etymology: pique-nique

  3. picnic(Verb)

    To eat a picnic.

    Etymology: pique-nique

Webster Dictionary

  1. Picnic

    formerly, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in which the members partake of a collation or repast (usually in the open air, and from food carried by themselves)

    Etymology: [Cf. F. piquenique. See Pick, v., and cf. Knickknack.]

  2. Picnic(verb)

    to go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion

    Etymology: [Cf. F. piquenique. See Pick, v., and cf. Knickknack.]


  1. Picnic

    Picnic is a 1955 Cinemascope production, the film adapted for the screen by Daniel Taradash from William Inge’s 1953 Pulitzer Prize winning play. Joshua Logan, director of the original Broadway stage production, directed the film version. Picnic was nominated for six Academy Awards, winning two. The film starred William Holden and Kim Novak in leading roles. The supporting cast members were Rosalind Russell, Susan Strasberg, Cliff Robertson, Arthur O'Connell, Nick Adams, Betty Field, Verna Felton and Raymond Bailey The film dramatizes twenty-four hours in the life of a rural Kansas town set in mid-twentieth century America. It is the Labor Day holiday and an anchorless, ex-football hero drifts in looking to re-connect with his old college friend, son of a wealthy grain elevator operator. This is the story of the proverbial outsider who blows into town and subsequently manages to upturn complacency, shake convention, disrupt, rearrange lives and—reset the fates of all those with whom he comes into contact.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Picnic

    pik′nik, n. a short excursion into the country by a pleasure-party who take their own provisions with them: an entertainment in the open air, towards which each person contributes.—v.i. to go on a picnic:—pr.p. pic′nicking; pa.t. and pa.p. pic′nicked.n. Pic′nicker. [Prob. pick, to nibble, and nick, for knack, a trifle.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of picnic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of picnic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of picnic in a Sentence

  1. Robert Bonhomme:

    If you really want to experience Paris the local way, don't waste your money at fancy restaurants or tourist spots. Instead, buy a €15 bottle of wine, some cheese, and, a baguette and have a picnic and people watch in Buttes Chaumont (in the 19th arrondissement.)

  2. Jeanne Allert:

    When you're sold to a trafficker at 10 years old, you've probably never had a birthday party, not one of these women had ever gone on a picnic. They hadn't seen a Disney movie. We do that here, to reclaim what they didn't get so that now when they go back into society, they're no longer a disenfranchised person.

  3. Jack Donson:

    It's pretty confining, pretty boring, not dangerous, but still no picnic, especially if you're a man of wealth: one minute you're on your yacht or in a helicopter; next minute you're sitting at a table playing cards with the boys.

  4. Colleen Higgins:

    He was the model boyfriend, he’d bring me a picnic at work for lunch and I would come home to dinner made and a bath run for me, i knew that he had been convicted of assaulting an ex-partner but I thought that our relationship was different.

  5. Tom Stoppard:

    Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

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