field day


Definition of field day

1a : 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

the fifth grade's annual field day
Recent Examples on the Web Nick Chubb had a field day running between the tackles. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, "What we learned: Cincinnati Bengals lack O-line, defense against Cleveland Browns," 18 Sep. 2020 While Jackson had a field day, a couple of other players had big games against the Seminoles back in 2016. Jonathan Saxon, The Courier-Journal, "Lamar Jackson the analyst? Possible 'College GameDay' celebrity pickers for U of L," 18 Sep. 2020 The New York Post has been having a field day with young folks arrested after a window-smashing spree in Manhattan during a New Afrikan Black Panther Party rally. Nr Editors, National Review, "The Week," 17 Sep. 2020 QB Aaron Rodgers had a field day in the opener against Minnesota, and MVS was one of the many beneficiaries. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Fantasy football waiver wire: Rams' Malcolm Brown grabs opportunity by the horns," 15 Sep. 2020 Rampart had a field day from beyond the arc, sinking nine treys in their 73-64 victory over Fountain-Fort Carson on Friday, Feb. 21. Hero Sports, The Denver Post, "Bowen’s 26 points leads Rampart to 73-64 win over Fountain-Fort Carson," 10 Mar. 2020 The Washington Football Team’s secondary is patched together with reclamation projects, so the Eagles should have a field day in Week 1. Phil Thompson,, "10 fantasy football free agents to add at the last minute for Week 1," 8 Sep. 2020 Unsurprisingly, Spanish media has been having a field day since arguably the biggest transfer news in La Liga's history broke on Tuesday. Matias Grez, CNN, "'This is war!' How the relationship between Lionel Messi and Barcelona turned sour," 26 Aug. 2020 The city is making good on that information and will be co-sponsoring fireworks at Victory Park Ohio, 7777 Victory Lane Sept. 6 in conjunction with the park’s field day event. cleveland, "Converge Performing Arts Center set to open next month: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 21 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of field day

1747, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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24 Sep 2020

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“Field day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of field day

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

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Kids Definition of field day

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

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