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Field day   /fild deɪ/   Listen
Field day

noun
1.
(military) a day for military exercises and display.
2.
A day for outdoor athletic competition.
3.
A time of unusual pleasure and success.
4.
A day devoted to an outdoor social gathering.  Synonyms: outing, picnic.






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"Field day" Quotes from Famous Books



... camp each felt that one of the happiest days of his life was drawing to a close. At mess that evening the Adjutant announced that the Commander-in-Chief was coming down next morning, and there would be a Field Day on the Fox Hills. They were to be brigaded at half-past five, so the "Fall-in" would be ...
— For Fortune and Glory - A Story of the Soudan War • Lewis Hough

... and try to wring admissions from you, and to give sinister shades to innocent relations. The reporters will all be there, a swarm of them. You're a semi-public character, more's the pity, and some lawyers like to be known for their severity to debtors. What a field day for the press! The beautiful Miss Winship in supplementary proceedings— columns of testimony, pages of pictures—! Ugh! In a word, the experience is so severe that you ...
— The Bacillus of Beauty - A Romance of To-day • Harriet Stark

... about the field day by day, no other plants or fruits in all her wonderful garden pleased her as much as these roots; but still her eyes were full of discontent. And, best of all, she loved to while away the hours in a shady fir-wood, seated upon the bank of a little stream, into which she would ...
— The Brown Fairy Book • Andrew Lang

... bravery of color dear to the British army. Splendid in scarlet and white and gold, every buckle shining, every belt and bandolier as brightly clean as pipeclay could make it, the little army under Howe's command would have done credit to a parade in the Park or a field day at Windsor. The one side was as sad and sombre as a Puritan prayer-meeting; the other glowed with all the color and warmth of a military pageant. The holders of the hill had come from their farms and their fields in the homely working clothes they wore as they followed the plough or tended ...
— A History of the Four Georges and of William IV, Volume III (of 4) • Justin McCarthy and Justin Huntly McCarthy



Words linked to "Field day" :   military, day, armed services, vacation, war machine, armed forces, military machine, holiday, period, time period, period of time



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