field trip

noun

: 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 animals were discovered on field trips around the Tarim Basin, a desert valley surrounded by mountains on all sides in northwest China. Irene Wright, Miami Herald, 3 Apr. 2024 The school bus was carrying more than 40 pre-K students from Tom Green Elementary School who were returning from a zoo field trip. Haley Chi-Sing, Fox News, 30 Mar. 2024 Her only contact with him was the photos that Atlantis staff sent her, which showed Cody outside during field trips and picking up trash on the beach. Tyler Kingkade, NBC News, 27 Mar. 2024 The club as well as the epic field trip to Oracle Park are largely the result of club founder and commissioner Joe Beland’s perseverance. Laurence Miedema, The Mercury News, 26 Mar. 2024 On my field trip to Beverly Hills, smelling strangers was just one objective. Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2024 The bus was carrying Tom Green Elementary pre-K students returning from a field trip to the Capital of Texas Zoo in Cedar Creek, about 22 miles southeast of Austin, the Hays Consolidated Independent School District has said. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 24 Mar. 2024 The Hays Consolidated Independent School District confirmed in a statement that the school bus was carrying pre-K students from Tom Green Elementary School returning from a field trip to the Bastrop Zoo when the crash occurred. Faris Tanyos, CBS News, 22 Mar. 2024 During the visit, the mascot was mobbed by people wanting pictures and children on field trips who wanted to meet Stumpy. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of field trip was in 1926

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“Field trip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/field%20trip. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

field trip

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

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