Definition of Pick

1. Noun. The person or thing chosen or selected. "He was my pick for mayor"

Exact synonyms: Choice, Selection
Generic synonyms: Deciding, Decision Making
Specialized synonyms: Pleasure, Favorite, Favourite, Way

2. Verb. Select carefully from a group. "He picked his way carefully"
Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take
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"
Exact synonyms: Picking
Generic synonyms: Output, Production, Yield

4. Verb. Look for and gather. "Pick flowers"
Exact synonyms: Cull, Pluck
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"
Exact synonyms: Cream
Generic synonyms: Elite, Elite Group

6. Verb. Harass with constant criticism. "Don't always pick on your little brother"
Exact synonyms: Blame, Find Fault
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart
Derivative terms: Blame, Faultfinder

7. Noun. The yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.
Exact synonyms: Filling, Weft, Woof
Substance meronyms: Cloth, Fabric, Material, Textile
Generic synonyms: Thread, Yarn
Group relationships: Weave

8. Verb. Provoke. "Pick a fight or a quarrel"
Generic synonyms: Call Forth, Evoke, Kick Up, Provoke

9. Noun. A small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument.
Exact synonyms: Plectron, Plectrum
Generic synonyms: Device
Specialized synonyms: Guitar Pick

10. Verb. Remove in small bits. "Pick meat from a bone"
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

11. Noun. A thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material. "He used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
Generic synonyms: Hand Tool
Specialized synonyms: Ice Pick, Icepick, Toothpick

12. Verb. Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits. "Clean the turkey"
Exact synonyms: Clean
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

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"
Exact synonyms: Pickax, Pickaxe
Generic synonyms: Edge Tool
Specialized synonyms: Mattock

14. Verb. Pilfer or rob. "Pick pockets"
Generic synonyms: Rob
Derivative terms: Pickings

15. Noun. A basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body. "He was called for setting an illegal pick"
Generic synonyms: Basketball Play

16. Verb. Pay for something. "Foot the bill"
Exact synonyms: Foot
Generic synonyms: Pay

17. Noun. The act of choosing or selecting. "You can take your pick"
Exact synonyms: Choice, Option, Selection
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"
Exact synonyms: Pluck, Plunk
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"
Exact synonyms: Break Up
Entails: Chop, Hack
Generic synonyms: Pierce

20. Verb. Hit lightly with a picking motion.
Exact synonyms: Beak, Peck
Generic synonyms: Strike
Derivative terms: Beak, Beak, Pecker

21. Verb. Eat intermittently; take small bites of. "They pick more bread"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"
Exact synonyms: Nibble, Piece
Generic synonyms: Eat
Derivative terms: Nibble, Nibbler, Piece

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

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Definition of Pick

1. to select [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: select

Medical Definition of Pick

1. 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. 2. A heavy iron tool, curved and sometimes pointed at both ends, wielded by means of a wooden handle inserted in the middle, used by quarrymen, roadmakers, etc.; also, a pointed hammer used for dressing millstones. 3. A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler. "Take down my buckler . . . And grind the pick on 't." 4. Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick. "France and Russia have the pick of our stables." (Ld. Lytton) 5. That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock. 6. A particle of ink or paper imbedded in the hollow of a letter, filling up its face, and occasioning a spot on a printed sheet. 7. That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture. 8. The blow which drives the shuttle, the rate of speed of a loom being reckoned as so many picks per minute; hence, in describing the fineness of a fabric, a weft thread; as, so many picks to an inch. Pick dressing, in cut stonework, a facing made by a pointed tool, leaving the surface in little pits or depressions. Pick hammer, a pick with one end sharp and the other blunt, used by miners. Origin: F. Pic a pickax, a pick. See Pick, and cf. Pike. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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