field trip

noun

Definition of field trip

: a visit (as to a factory, farm, or museum) made (as by students and a teacher) for purposes of firsthand observation

Examples of field trip in a Sentence

We took a class field trip to the power plant. We went on a field trip.

Recent Examples on the Web

On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session. Fortune, "How Taking Medical Students Into Coal Mines and Country Music Museums Helps Lure New Doctors to Rural Areas," 9 Aug. 2019 On a field trip to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, Ashish Bibireddy put on headphones and scrolled through a jukebox of music from an influential 1927 recording session. Washington Post, "To boost workforce, medical schools try to sell rural life," 9 Aug. 2019 The quartet gets separated from the pack on a field trip, then kidnapped to South America by a group of bounty hunters hoping to use Dora to find her parents and swoop in on the treasure. chicagotribune.com, "‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ review: Now a high schooler, she and her friends are off on a real adventure," 8 Aug. 2019 The quartet gets separated from the pack on a field trip, then kidnapped to South America by a group of bounty hunters hoping to use Dora to find her parents and swoop in on the treasure. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ gives us the Latinx heroine we need right now," 8 Aug. 2019 The quartet gets separated from the pack on a field trip, then kidnapped to South America by a group of bounty hunters hoping to use Dora to find her parents and swoop in on the treasure. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ gives us the Latinx heroine we need right now," 8 Aug. 2019 Spider-Man: Far from Home PG13 Peter Parker is on a school field trip to Europe. Guy Hanford, Ramona Sentinel, "Flickers: ‘Brian Banks’ and ‘The Kitchen’ open Friday," 8 Aug. 2019 Jessica Reigel’s stepson, a 12-year-old seventh-grader, was on a school field trip to Yellowstone National Park on the day of the STEM School shooting. Meg Wingerter, The Denver Post, "“Stars of Hope,” increased security greet STEM School students as classes resume 3 months after shooting," 7 Aug. 2019 Crystal Theisen found out about the group when Jaylee went on a field trip to the Kalahari water park with her school. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "This Wisconsin Dells nonprofit helps people with disabilities go on waterslides, take hikes and go sledding," 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of field trip

1926, in the meaning defined above

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field trip

noun

English Language Learners Definition of field trip

: a visit to a place (such as a museum or zoo) that is made by students to learn about something

field trip

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Kids Definition of field trip

: a visit to a place (such as a museum) made by students to learn about something

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