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Picnic vs. Vacation

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Main Difference

The main difference between Picnic and Vacation is that the Picnic is a an excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors and Vacation is a leave of absence from a regular occupation, or a specific trip or journey, usually for the purpose of recreation or tourism

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  • Picnic (noun)

    An informal social gathering, usually in a natural outdoor setting, to which the participants bring their own food and drink.

    "We went out for a picnic in the forest."

  • Picnic (noun)

    The meal eaten at such a gathering.

  • Picnic (noun)

    An easy or pleasant task.

    "piece of cake"

    "We remind the guests that dealing with this problem is no picnic, and to be patient."

  • Picnic (noun)

    An entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table.

  • Picnic (verb)

    To eat a picnic.

  • Vacation (noun)

    Freedom from some business or activity. from 14th c.

  • Vacation (noun)

    Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. 15th-17th c.

  • Vacation (noun)

    A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. from 15th c.

  • Vacation (noun)

    A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. from 19th c.

  • Vacation (noun)

    The act of vacating something; moving out. from 19th c.

    "The Conservative Party’s vacation of the centre ground gave an opportunity to its opponents."

  • Vacation (noun)

    The act of making legally void.

  • Vacation (verb)

    To spend or take a vacation.

    "This year, we’re vacationing in Mexico."

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  • Picnic (noun)

    Formerly, an entertainment at which each person contributed some dish to a common table; now, an excursion or pleasure party in which the members partake of a collation or repast (usually in the open air, and from food carried by themselves).

  • Picnic (verb)

    To go on a picnic, or pleasure excursion; to eat in public fashion.

  • Vacation (noun)

    The act of vacating; a making void or of no force; as, the vacation of an office or a charter.

  • Vacation (noun)

    Intermission of a stated employment, procedure, or office; a period of intermission; rest; leisure.

  • Vacation (noun)

    Intermission of judicial proceedings; the space of time between the end of one term and the beginning of the next; nonterm; recess.

  • Vacation (noun)

    A period of intermission of regular paid work or employment, or of studies and exercises at an educational institution; the time during which a person temporarily ceases regular duties of any kind and performs other activites, usually some form of liesure; holidays; recess (at a school); as, the spring vacation; to spend one's vacation travelling; to paint the house while on vacation. Vacation is typically used for rest, travel, or recreation, but may be used for any purpose. In Britain this sense of vacation is usually referred to as holiday.

  • Vacation (noun)

    The time when an office is vacant;

Webster Dictionary
  • Picnic (noun)

    a day devoted to an outdoor social gathering

  • Picnic (noun)

    any undertaking that is easy to do;

    "marketing this product will be no picnic"

  • Picnic (noun)

    any informal meal eaten outside or on an excursion

  • Picnic (verb)

    eat alfresco, in the open air;

    "We picnicked near the lake on this gorgeous Sunday"

  • Vacation (noun)

    leisure time away from work devoted to rest or pleasure;

    "we get two weeks of vacation every summer"

    "we took a short holiday in Puerto Rico"

  • Vacation (noun)

    the act of making something legally void

  • Vacation (verb)

    spend or take a vacation

Princeton's WordNet

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