Definition of Pick
1. Noun. The person or thing chosen or selected. "He was my pick for mayor"
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Specialized synonyms: Pleasure, Favorite, Favourite, Way
2. Verb. Select carefully from a group. "He picked his way carefully"
Specialized synonyms: Hand-pick
Derivative terms: Picker
3. Noun. The quantity of a crop that is harvested. "It was the biggest peach pick in years"
4. Verb. Look for and gather. "Pick flowers"
Generic synonyms: Collect, Garner, Gather, Pull Together
Specialized synonyms: Mushroom, Berry
Also: Cull Out, Pick Off, Pick Over, Pick Up, Pick Up, Pick Up, Pick Up
Derivative terms: Picker, Picking
5. Noun. The best people or things in a group. "The cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"
6. Verb. Harass with constant criticism. "Don't always pick on your little brother"
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart
Derivative terms: Blame, Faultfinder
7. Noun. The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.
Substance meronyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Generic synonyms: Thread, Yarn
Group relationships: Weave
8. Verb. Provoke. "Pick a fight or a quarrel"
9. Noun. A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument.
10. Verb. Remove in small bits. "Pick meat from a bone"
11. Noun. A thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material. "He used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
12. Verb. Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits. "Clean the turkey"
13. Noun. A heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends. "They used picks and sledges to break the rocks"
14. Verb. Pilfer or rob. "Pick pockets"
15. Noun. A basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body. "He was called for setting an illegal pick"
16. Verb. Pay for something. "Foot the bill"
17. Noun. The act of choosing or selecting. "You can take your pick"
Generic synonyms: Action
Specialized synonyms: Casting, Coloration, Colouration, Sampling, Conclusion, Decision, Determination, Volition, Willing, Election, Ballot, Balloting, Vote, Voting
Derivative terms: Opt, Select
18. Verb. Pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion. "He plucked the strings of his mandolin"
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Specialized synonyms: Twang
Derivative terms: Pluck
19. Verb. Attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example. "Pick open the ice"
20. Verb. Hit lightly with a picking motion.
21. Verb. Eat intermittently; take small bites of. "They pick more bread"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
Definition of Pick
1. v. t. To throw; to pitch.
2. v. i. To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
3. n. A sharp-pointed tool for picking; -- often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.
Definition of Pick
1. Noun. A tool used for digging; a pickaxe. ¹
2. Noun. A tool for unlocking a lock without the original key; a lock pick, picklock. ¹
3. Noun. A comb with long widely spaced teeth, for use with tightly curled hair. ¹
4. Noun. (American English) A choice. ¹
5. Noun. (basketball) A screen ¹
6. Noun. (lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate. ¹
7. Noun. (American football) An interception. ¹
8. Noun. (baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder ¹
9. Noun. (baseball) Short for pick-off ¹
10. Noun. (music) A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum. ¹
11. Verb. To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails. ¹
12. Verb. To harvest a fruit or vegetable for consumption by removing it from the plant to which it is attached; to harvest an entire plant by removing it from the ground. ¹
13. Verb. To decide between options. ¹
14. Verb. (cricket) To recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released. ¹
15. Verb. (music) To pluck the individual strings of a musical instrument or to play such an instrument. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Pick
1. to select [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: select
Medical Definition of Pick
1. To throw; to pitch. "As high as I could pick my lance." (Shak)
2. To peck at, as a bird with its beak; to strike at with anything pointed; to act upon with a pointed instrument; to pierce; to prick, as with a pin.
3. To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.
4. To open (a lock) as by a wire.
5. To pull apart or away, especially with the fingers; to pluck; to gather, as fruit from a tree, flowers from the stalk, feathers from a fowl, etc.
6. To remove something from with a pointed instrument, with the fingers, or with the teeth; as, to pick the teeth; to pick a bone; to pick a goose; to pick a pocket. "Did you pick Master Slender's purse?" (Shak) "He picks clean teeth, and, busy as he seems With an old tavern quill, is hungry yet." (Cowper)
7. To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick one's company; to pick one's way; often with out. "One man picked out of ten thousand."
8. To take up; especially, to gather from here and there; to collect; to bring together; as, to pick rags; often with up; as, to pick up a ball or stones; to pick up information.
9. To trim. To pick at, to tease or vex by pertinacious annoyance. To pick a bone with. See Bone. To pick a thank, to curry favor. To pick off. To pluck; to remove by picking. To shoot or bring down, one by one; as, sharpshooters pick off the enemy. To pick out. To mark out; to variegate; as, to pick out any dark stuff with lines or spots of bright colours. To select from a number or quantity. To pick to pieces, to pull apart piece by piece; hence, to analyze; especially, to criticize in detail. To pick a quarrel, to give occasion of quarrel intentionally. To pick up. To take up, as with the fingers. To get by repeated efforts; to gather here and there; as, to pick up a livelihood; to pick up news.
Origin: OE. Picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. Pikka, Sw. Picka, Dan. Pikke, D. Pikken, G. Picken, F. Piquer, W. Pigo. Cf. Peck, Pike, Pitch to throw.
1. A sharp-pointed tool for picking; often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.
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