2 the quantity of a crop that is harvested; "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"; "it was the biggest peach pick in years" [syn: picking]
3 the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War" [syn: cream]
5 a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument [syn: plectrum, plectron]
6 a thin sharp implement used for picking; "he used a pick to clean dirt out of the cracks"
7 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" [syn: pickax, pickaxe]
8 a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"
9 the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick" [syn: choice, selection, option]
1 select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"
3 harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother" [syn: blame, find fault]
4 provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"
5 remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"
6 remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey" [syn: clean]
7 pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"
8 pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill" [syn: foot]
9 pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin" [syn: pluck, plunk]
10 attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice" [syn: break up]
12 eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles" [syn: nibble, piece]
Etymology(v.) pician and Old Norse pikka "to prick, to peck", from Proto-Indo-European *pik-/*pek- (n.) variant of pike
- Rhymes: -ɪk
- A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.
- A comb with long teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
- A choice.
- A screen
- An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
- An interception.
- A good defensive play by an infielder
- Short for pick-off
- A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.
comb with long teeth
- Finnish: valinta
lacrosse: offensive tactic
baseball: good defensive play by an infielder
- Finnish: plektra
- To grasp and pull with
the fingers or fingernails.
- Don't pick at that scab.
- To remove a fruit or plant for consumption.
- It's time to pick the tomatoes.
- To decide between
- I'll pick the one with the nicest name.
- 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
- He didn't pick the googly, and was bowled.
- a bone to pick
- pick and choose
- pick 'em
- pick one's nose
- pick somebody's brain
- pick up
- pick up where one left
- ripe for the picking
to grasp and pull with fingers
- Finnish: tonkia
- Italian : prendere
- Norwegian: pilke
to remove a fruit or plant for consumption
- Finnish: poimia
- Italian : raccogliere
- Norwegian: plukke
- Swedish: plocka
to decide between options
- Finnish: valita
- Italian : scegliere
- Norwegian: velge
- Swedish: välja
cricket: to recognise the type of ball being bowled
- Finnish: lukea
The word Pick may refer to:
Tools and weapons
- Pickaxe, a tool used for manual labour
- Lock pick, a tool used for lock picking
- Lock picking, the art of unlocking a lock without its intended key
- Warded pick, a device for opening warded locks
- Toothpick, a piece of wood or other substance to remove food from the teeth after a meal
- Horseman's pick, a weapon used by cavalry units during the middle ages in Europe
Mathematics and computers
- Cherry picking, literally meaning harvesting cherries, used metaphorically to accuse someone of pointing at individual cases which seem to confirm his or her position, while ignoring a significant portion of related cases that may contradict it
- Nose-picking, the act of extracting mucus or foreign bodies from the nose with a finger
- Pick and roll, an offensive play in basketball
- U-Pick Live, a show aired on Nickelodeon between 2002 and 2005
- Pick A Box, a radio program
- Call pick-up, a system used in office telephony
- Pick-Up, a slang term that is commonly used in a gaming context
- 52 Pickup, a practical joke disguised as a card game
- 52 Pick-up, a thriller/action film starring Ann-Margret and Roy Scheider
- Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program, named after Lewis A. Pick
- Anglers' or fishermen's slang for the Pickhandle barracuda
- Pickelhaube is a type of helmet
- Pick refers to an interception in American football
pick in German: Pick
pick in French: Pick
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