Noun > Picnic

Noun > Picnic


1 a : a meal that is eaten outdoors especially during a trip away from home

We decided to have a picnic on the beach.

We ate our picnic by the lake.

1 b : a trip or party that includes a meal eaten outdoors

This weekend I have a family picnic (=a picnic with family members) to go to.

The annual school/company picnic is this weekend.

If you go on a picnic, you go somewhere to have a picnic.

Let’s go on a picnic today.

2 : informal : something that is pleasant or easy

This winter is a picnic compared with last year’s.

— often used in negative statements

Breaking a leg is no picnic. (=breaking a leg is not a pleasant experience)

Being president isn’t exactly a picnic. (=being president is not easy)