Dictionary Results for pick


1. pick - noun

· the person or thing chosen or selected; "he was my pick for mayor"

Synonym(s): choice, selection

Hypernym(s): decision_making, deciding




2. pick - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): picking

Hypernym(s): output, yield, production




3. pick - noun

· the best people or things in a group; "the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War"

Synonym(s): cream

Hypernym(s): elite, elite_group




4. pick - noun

· the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Synonym(s): woof, weft, filling

Hypernym(s): thread, yarn




5. pick - noun

· a small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument

Synonym(s): plectrum, plectron

Hypernym(s): device




6. pick - noun

· a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material; "he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"

Hypernym(s): hand_tool




7. pick - 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"

Synonym(s): pickax, pickaxe

Hypernym(s): edge_tool




8. pick - noun

· a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body; "he was called for setting an illegal pick"

Hypernym(s): basketball_play




9. pick - noun

· the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"

Synonym(s): choice, selection, option

Hypernym(s): action




10. pick - verb

· select carefully from a group; "She finally picked her successor"; "He picked his way carefully"

Hypernym(s): choose, take, select, pick_out




11. pick - verb

· look for and gather; "pick mushrooms"; "pick flowers"

Synonym(s): pluck, cull

Hypernym(s): gather, garner, collect, pull_together




12. pick - verb

· harass with constant criticism; "Don't always pick on your little brother"

Synonym(s): blame, find_fault

Hypernym(s): knock, criticize, criticise, pick_apart




13. pick - verb

· provoke; "pick a fight or a quarrel"

Hypernym(s): provoke, evoke, call_forth, kick_up




14. pick - verb

· remove in small bits; "pick meat from a bone"

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




15. pick - verb

· remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

Synonym(s): clean

Hypernym(s): remove, take, take_away, withdraw




16. pick - verb

· pilfer or rob; "pick pockets"

Hypernym(s): rob




17. pick - verb

· pay for something; "pick up the tab"; "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"; "foot the bill"

Synonym(s): foot

Hypernym(s): pay




18. pick - verb

· pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion; "he plucked the strings of his mandolin"

Synonym(s): pluck, plunk

Hypernym(s): pull, draw




19. pick - verb

· attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example; "Pick open the ice"

Synonym(s): break_up

Hypernym(s): pierce




20. pick - verb

· hit lightly with a picking motion

Synonym(s): peck, beak

Hypernym(s): strike




21. pick - verb

· eat intermittently; take small bites of; "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

Synonym(s): nibble, piece

Hypernym(s): eat





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