Definition of Pick out

1. Verb. Pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives. "They pick out him to write the letter"; "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

2. Verb. Detect with the senses. "I can't make out the faces in this photograph"

Definition of Pick out

1. Verb. to remove by picking ¹

2. Verb. to select ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) to distinguish ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic) to detect using one's senses (sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste) ¹

5. Verb. (idiomatic soccer) to send a long pass or cross to. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pick Out

pick-up lines
pick 'n' mix
pick and place
pick and roll
pick apart
pick at
pick bodies
pick corners
pick holes
pick of the litter
pick off
pick on
pick one's nose
pick out (current term)
pick out of a hat
pick over
pick six
pick sixes
pick someone's brain
pick through
pick up line
pick up on
pick up speed
pick up stitches
pick up the gauntlet
pick up the phone
pick up the pieces

Literary usage of Pick out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1918)
"... but ... for many other purposes it to of the highest importance that he is able to do this." * • LN REASONING. WE pick out ESSENTIAL ..."

2. The Works of Laurence Sterne by Laurence Sterne (1803)
"'WHAT a vaft advantage is travelling ! only- it heats one; but there -as a remedy for that, which you may pick out of the next chapter. CHAP. XII. ..."

3. A History of Travel in America: Being an Outline of the Development in Modes by Seymour Dunbar (1915)
"... by boat, or on foot, in order to see the region for themselves or to pick out future homes for themselves and their families. ..."

4. Lord Byron and Some of His Contemporaries by Leigh Hunt (1828)
"He would pick out the ludicrous couplets, like plums ;—such as those on the astrologer, Who deals in destiny's dark counsels, And sage opinions of the moon ..."

5. The Jonson Allusion-Book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 by Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams (1922)
"Whereas, he would purposely leave somewhat remaining doubtful, to see what Sir Politic Would-be and his companions could pick out of it. ..."

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