PICK MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Pick Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To eat slowly, sparingly, or by morsels; to nibble.
  2. (v.) 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.
  3. (v.) To separate or open by means of a sharp point or points; as, to pick matted wool, cotton, oakum, etc.
  4. (v. i.) To do anything nicely or carefully, or by attending to small things; to select something with care.
  5. (v.) To open (a lock) as by a wire.
  6. (n.) That which is picked in, as with a pointed pencil, to correct an unevenness in a picture.
  7. (n.) That which would be picked or chosen first; the best; as, the pick of the flock.
  8. (v.) 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.
  9. (v.) To trim.
  10. (v.) To throw; to pitch.
  11. (n.) Choice; right of selection; as, to have ones pick.
  12. (n.) 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.
  13. (v.) To choose; to select; to separate as choice or desirable; to cull; as, to pick ones company; to pick ones way; -- often with out.
  14. (n.) 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.
  15. (n.) A pike or spike; the sharp point fixed in the center of a buckler.
  16. (n.) A sharp-pointed tool for picking; -- often used in composition; as, a toothpick; a picklock.
  17. (v.) 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.
  18. (v. i.) To steal; to pilfer.
  19. (n.) 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.
  20. (v.) 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.


Synonyms:
Beak, Blame, Choice, Clean, Cream, Cull, Filling, Foot, Nibble, Option, Peck, Pickax, Pickaxe, Picking, Piece, Plectrum, Pluck, Plunk, Selection, Weft, Woof,

• Pick-fault Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) One who seeks out faults.


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