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Definitions of pick

  1. To eat slowly; to nibble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To strike with or as with a pick or point. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To pluck; select; cull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. To steal; to pilfer. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To strike with a sharp instrument, or with the beak; pierce or peck; as, to pick a hole; open by an instrument; as, to pick a lock; lift: used with up; as, to pick up something fallen; pluck or gather; as, to pick berries; separate with the fingers; as, to pick rags; bring about intentionally; as, to pick a quarrel; choose or select; as, pick the best one; clean or clear of something, as, to pick a chicken; rob; as, to pick a pocket; pull or twitch the strings of; as, to pick a banjo. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To prick with a sharp pointed instrument: to peck, as a bird: to pierce: to open with a pointed instrument, as a lock: to pluck or gather, as flowers, etc.: to separate from: to clean with the teeth: to gather: to choose: to select: to call: to seek, as a quarrel: to steal. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To peck; open with a pointed tool; pluck; select. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To eat daintily; pilfer; to choose carefully. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. To do anything nicely: to eat by morsels. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. pilfer or rob; "pick pockets" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. To throw; to pitch. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To open (a lock) as by a wire. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To trim. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To take up; esp., 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To pluck with the fingers something that grows or adheres to another thing; to pull off or clean with the teeth, fingers, &c; to separate so as to loosen; to steal by taking out with the fingers; to choose or select; to strike with the bill, as a bird; to puncture; to open by a pointed instrument, as a lock. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. To pluck, as fruit; to separate with the fingers; to pull off or clean; to select or choose; to take up; togather; to eat by morsels, as to pick a bone; to pierce; to strike with anything pointed; to open with an instr., as a lock; to strike with the bill; to rob; to do anything nicely or leisurely. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  29. the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  30. a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. a thin sharp implement used for picking; "he used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  39. Choice; right of selection; as, to have one's pick. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. A sharp-pointed tool for picking; - often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A heavy pointed iron tool with a wooden handle; a pickax; a wire or other sharp-pointed instrument; a blow with a pointed instrument; act of choosing; choice or selection; as, take your pick; the best of anything; as, the pick of the lot. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  47. Any sharp-pointed instrument: choice. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  48. PICKER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  49. A pointed tool; choice. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  50. A tool with a pointed head. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. Right of selection; choice. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. A quantity picked by hand. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A sharp-pointed tool for digging; choice; right of selection; foul matter which collects on printing types. To pick up, to take up; to gather. To pick a hole in one's coat, to find fault. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. An iron tool pointed, used in digging; choice; selection; foul matter on type. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for pick

  1. She has come to pick up your papers, maybe? – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. I am sure that Monsieur Wachner could pick them all up for me to- morrow morning. – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
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