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Definition of "field day" [field day]

  • A day set aside for sports or athletic competition. (noun)
  • An outdoor meeting, social event, or festivity. (noun)
  • A day for military exercises, maneuvers, or display. (noun)
  • Informal A time of great pleasure, activity, or opportunity: The media had a field day with the sensational story. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "field day" in a sentence
  • "She was certain that Rickie Ross, if he wanted to, could create a major ruckus over this, not to mention the field day the press would have with such a scandal."
  • "Giving up on the side rooms — Allan Quartermain might have had a field day here, but he would have come with a pack full of food — she headed for the Oracle's wellspring, sword in one hand, bucket in the other."
  • "The Brazilian press was having a field day with all of this, quoting Bustani attacking me, saying what I lack in competence is more than made up with a fanatical antidisarmament ideology."