field day

noun
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of field day

1 a : a day for military exercises or maneuvers
b : an outdoor meeting or social gathering
c : a day of sports and athletic competition
2 : a time of extraordinary pleasure or opportunity
  • the newspaper had a field day with the scandal

Examples of field day in a Sentence

  1. the fifth grade's annual field day

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First Known Use of field day

1747


FIELD DAY Defined for English Language Learners

field day

noun

Definition of field day for English Language Learners

  • : a day of outdoor sports and athletic competition for school children


FIELD DAY Defined for Kids

field day

noun

Definition of field day for Students

: a day of outdoor sports, activities, and athletic competitions

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