field day

field day
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld dey]
    • /fild deɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld dey]
    • /fild deɪ/

Definitions of field day words

  • noun field day a day devoted to outdoor sports or athletic contests, as at a school. 1
  • noun field day an outdoor gathering; outing; picnic. 1
  • noun field day a day for military exercises and display. 1
  • noun field day an occasion or opportunity for unrestricted activity, amusement, etc.: The children had a field day with their new skateboards. 1
  • noun field day school's outdoor sports event 1
  • noun field day opportunity to enjoy yourself 1

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Origin of field day

First appearance:

before 1740
One of the 48% newest English words
First recorded in 1740-50

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Parts of speech for Field day


field day popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for field day

noun field day

  • delight — Delight is a feeling of very great pleasure.
  • diversion — the act of diverting or turning aside, as from a course or purpose: a diversion of industry into the war effort.
  • pleasure — the state or feeling of being pleased.
  • laughter — the action or sound of laughing.
  • hilarity — cheerfulness; merriment; mirthfulness.

Antonyms for field day

noun field day

  • sorrow — distress caused by loss, affliction, disappointment, etc.; grief, sadness, or regret.
  • melancholy — sober thoughtfulness; pensiveness.
  • drudgery — menial, distasteful, dull, or hard work.
  • sadness — affected by unhappiness or grief; sorrowful or mournful: to feel sad because a close friend has moved away.
  • boredom — Boredom is the state of being bored.

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