HyperDic: pick

English > 21 senses of the word pick:
NOUNcognitionpick, choice, selectionthe person or thing chosen or selected
quantitypick, pickingthe quantity of a crop / crop that is harvested
grouppick, creamthe best people or things in a group
artifactpick, woof, weft, fillingthe yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
artifactpick, plectrum, plectrona small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
artifactpicka thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
artifactpick, pickax, pickaxea heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
actpicka basketball maneuver
actpick, choice, selection, optionthe act of choosing or selecting
VERBcognitionpickselect carefully from a group
contactpick, pluck, culllook for and gather
communicationpick, blame, find faultharass with constant criticism
creationpickprovoke
changepickremove in small bits
changepick, cleanremove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
possessionpickpilfer or rob
possessionpick, footpay for something
contactpick, pluck, plunkpull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
contactpick, break upattack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
contactpick, peck, beakhit lightly with a picking motion
consumptionpick, nibble, pieceeat intermittently
pick > pronunciation
Soundspih'k
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe person or thing chosen or selected.
Example"he was my pick for mayor"
Synonymschoice, selection
Narrowerfavorite, favouriteSomething regarded with special favor / favor or liking
pleasureA formal expression
wayDoing as one pleases or chooses
Broaderdecision making, decidingThe cognitive process of reaching a decision
Spanishelección, selección
Catalanelecció, selecció
Verbspickselect carefully from a group
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningThe quantity of a crop / crop that is harvested.
Examples
  • "he sent the first picking of berries to the market"
  • "it was the biggest peach pick in years"
Synonympicking
Broaderoutput, yield, productionThe quantity of something (as a commodity) that is created (usually within a given period of time)
Verbspicklook for and gather
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningThe best people or things in a group.
Synonymcream
Broaderelite, elite groupA group or class of persons enjoying / enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
Spanishcrema, la crema
Catalancrema
Verbspickselect carefully from a group
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving.
Synonymswoof, weft, filling
Part ofweavePattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
Broaderthread, yarnA fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing / sewing and weaving
Substance offabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Spanishtrama
Catalantrama
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument.
Synonymsplectrum, plectron
Narrowerguitar pickA plectrum used to pluck a guitar
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishplectro, púa
Catalanplectre, pua
Verbspickpull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material.
Example"he used a pick to clean the dirt out of the cracks"
Narrowericepick, ice pickpick consisting of a steel rod with a sharp point
toothpickpick consisting of a small strip of wood or plastic
Broaderhand toolA tool used with workers' hands
Spanishpico
Catalanpic
Verbspickremove in small bits
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends.
Example"they used picks and sledges to break the rocks"
Synonymspickax, pickaxe
NarrowermattockA kind of pick that is used for digging
Broaderedge toolAny cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane / plane or gouge)
Spanishpico, piqueta
Catalanpic, piqueta
Verbspickattack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningA basketball maneuver; obstructing an opponent with one's body.
Example"he was called for setting an illegal pick"
Broaderbasketball playA play executed by a basketball team
Spanishbloqueo
Catalanbloqueig
English > pick: 21 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningThe act of choosing or selecting.
Example "you can take your pick"
Synonymschoice, selection, option
NarrowercastingThe choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
coloration, colourationchoice and use of colors / colors (as by an artist)
decision, determination, conclusionThe act of making up your mind about something
electionThe act of selecting someone or something
sampling(statistics) the selection of a suitable sample for study / study
volition, willingThe act of making a choice
vote, ballot, voting, ballotingA choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
BroaderactionSomething done (usually as opposed to something said)
Spanishelección, selección
Catalanelecció, selecció
Verbspickselect carefully from a group
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningselect carefully from a group.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "She finally picked her successor"
  • "He picked his way carefully"
Narrowerhand-pickpick personally and very carefully
Broaderchoose, take, select, pick outpick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
Spanishescoger
Nounspickthe act of choosing or selecting
pickthe person or thing chosen or selected
pickthe best people or things in a group
pickera person who chooses or selects out
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninglook for and gather.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "pick mushrooms"
  • "pick flowers"
Synonymspluck, cull
Narrowerberrypick or gather berries
mushroompick or gather mushrooms
Broadergather, garner, collect, pull togetherAssemble or get together
See alsopick offpull or pull out sharply
pick overseparate or remove
pick upget to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
pick upgive a passenger or a hitchhiker a lift
pick upperceive with the senses quickly, suddenly, or momentarily
pick upregister (perceptual input)
Spanisharrancar, coger, desplumar, escoger, pelar, repuntar
Catalanpelar, plomar, repuntar
Nounspickthe quantity of a crop / crop that is harvested
pickersomeone who gathers crops or fruits etc.
pickingthe act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningharass with constant criticism.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"Don't always pick on your little brother"
Synonymsblame, find fault
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanishbuscar defectos, culpar, meterse con
Catalanculpar
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 4, creation
MeaningProvoke.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pick a fight or a quarrel"
Broaderprovoke, evoke, call forth, kick upEvoke or provoke to appear or occur
Spanishforzar
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningRemove in small bits.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"pick meat from a bone"
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishpicotear, roer
Catalanpicar, rosegar
Nounspicka thin sharp implement used for removing unwanted material
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 6, change
MeaningRemove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymclean
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishlavar, limpiar
Catalannetejar, rentar
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 7, possession
Meaningpilfer or rob.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"pick pockets"
Broaderrobtake something away by force or without the consent of the owner
Spanishsustraer
Nounspickingsthe act of someone who picks up or takes something
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 8, possession
Meaningpay for something.
PatternSomebody ----s
Examples
  • "pick up the tab"
  • "pick up the burden of high-interest mortgages"
Synonymfoot
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishcancelar, costear, pagar
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 9, contact
MeaningPull lightly but sharply with a plucking motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymspluck, plunk
Narrowertwangpluck (strings of an instrument)
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Nounspicka small thin device (of metal or plastic or ivory) used to pluck a stringed instrument
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 10, contact
Meaningattack with or as if with a pickaxe of ice or rocky ground, for example.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"Pick open the ice"
Synonymbreak up
Entailschop, hackcut with a hacking tool
Broaderpiercecut or make a way through
Spanishpicar
Nounspicka heavy iron tool with a wooden handle and a curved head that is pointed on both ends
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 11, contact
Meaninghit lightly with a picking motion.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymspeck, beak
Broaderstrikedeliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon
Spanishpicotear
Catalanespicassar, picotejar
English > pick: 21 senses > verb 12, consumption
MeaningEat intermittently; take small bites of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsnibble, piece
Broadereattake in solid food
Spanishmordisquear, picar, picotear
Catalanpicar, rosegar

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