Definitions for pick

Definitions for (noun) pick

Main entry: selection, option, pick, choice

Definition: the act of choosing or selecting

Usage: your choice of colors was unfortunate; you can take your pick

Main entry: pick

Definition: a basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body

Usage: he was called for setting an illegal pick

Main entry: pick, pickax, pickaxe

Definition: a heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends

Usage: they used picks and sledges to break the rocks

Main entry: pick

Definition: a thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material

Usage: he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks

Main entry: pick, plectron, plectrum

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

Main entry: woof, weft, pick, filling

Definition: the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving

Main entry: selection, choice, pick

Definition: the person or thing chosen or selected

Usage: he was my pick for mayor

Main entry: cream, pick

Definition: the best people or things in a group

Usage: the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War

Main entry: pick, picking

Definition: the quantity of a crop that is harvested

Usage: he sent the first picking of berries to the market; it was the biggest peach pick in years

Definitions for (verb) pick

Main entry: pick, clean

Definition: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

Usage: Clean the turkey

Main entry: pick

Definition: remove in small bits

Usage: pick meat from a bone

Main entry: pick

Definition: select carefully from a group

Usage: She finally picked her successor; He picked his way carefully

Main entry: blame, pick, find fault

Definition: harass with constant criticism

Usage: Don't always pick on your little brother

Main entry: pick, piece, nibble

Definition: eat intermittently; take small bites of

Usage: He pieced at the sandwich all morning; She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles

Main entry: pick, peck, beak

Definition: hit lightly with a picking motion

Main entry: cull, pluck, pick

Definition: look for and gather

Usage: pick mushrooms; pick flowers

Main entry: pick, break up

Definition: attack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example

Usage: Pick open the ice

Main entry: pluck, plunk, pick

Definition: pull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion

Usage: he plucked the strings of his mandolin

Main entry: pick

Definition: provoke

Usage: pick a fight or a quarrel

Main entry: pick, foot

Definition: pay for something

Usage: pick up the tab; pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages; foot the bill

Main entry: pick

Definition: pilfer or rob

Usage: pick pockets

Visual thesaurus for pick