from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A meal eaten outdoors, as on an excursion.
- n. Slang An easy task or a pleasant experience.
- n. A smoked section of pork foreleg and shoulder.
- intransitive v. To go on or participate in a picnic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A meal eaten outdoors or in another informal setting.
- n. An easy or pleasant task.
- v. To eat a picnic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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).
- intransitive v. To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Formerly, an entertainment in which every partaker contributed his share to the general table; now, an entertainment or pleasure-party the members of which carry provisions with them on an excursion, as from a city to some place in the country: also used adjectively: as, a picnic party; picnic biscuits (a kind of small sweet biscuits).
- To attend a picnic party; take part in a picnic meal: as, we picnicked in the woods.
- n. Something undeniably good or easy; a ‘soft thing’; a snug berth; a treat; an easy job.
- n. A lively, difficult, or awkard experience.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion
- v. eat alfresco, in the open air
- n. any undertaking that is easy to do
- n. a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering
French pique-nique, probably reduplication of piquer, to pick; see pique.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French pique-nique (Wiktionary)