field trip


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 The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago may have reopened to the public, but its resident penguins recently went on a field trip, touring the nearby Field Museum. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, "Chicago's Shedd Aquarium Penguins Are Back — and This Time They Went to the Field Museum," 13 July 2020 But first, a night at the museum: A few lucky penguins took a VIP field trip to Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History before its reopening. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "School of hard knocks: The COVID-19 reality," 13 July 2020 One of her favorite presentations was a virtual field trip put together by employees of Jacobs Engineering. Cheryl Hall, Dallas News, "Potter’s House saved its STEAM camp with a little help from its friends," 12 July 2020 To him, the search for the world’s simplest animal is no casual field trip, no mere holiday outing, but a quest. Emily Underwood, The Atlantic, "The Search for the World’s Simplest Animal," 8 June 2020 That meant attending every event and field trip from kindergarten through senior year. oregonlive, "For Aloha High mom, graduation week brings sting of missed milestones: Hallman at Large," 8 June 2020 That happens at the beginning of the show too, but that time Percy has a pretty good excuse: During a school field trip to the museum, one of the chaperones transforms into a monstrous Fury and attacks him. Christian Holub,, "The Lightning Thief musical is mythic fun that lacks range," 17 Oct. 2019 Students go out into the real world to engage with local organizations, businesses, and natural landmarks, including a recent field trip to the Peabody Essex Museum., "Coach Mary McCabe estimates there are more than 25 new runners on the team this season, most of which are freshmen.," 13 Oct. 2019 No professor should be seized by armed men during a student field trip to a synagogue. Fox News, "Professor at US-taxpayer funded Cairo university says he was fired for not favoring Islam," 15 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of field trip

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of field trip was in 1926

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22 Jul 2020

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“Field trip.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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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

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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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