HyperDic: picket

English > 8 senses of the word picket:
NOUNperson picket, lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scouta person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
grouppicketa detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack
person picketa protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
artifactpicketa vehicle performing sentinel duty
artifactpicket, palea wooden strip forming part of a fence
actpicket, piqueta form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake
VERBsocialpicketserve as pickets or post pickets
contactpicketfasten with a picket
picket > pronunciation
Soundspih'kaht; pih'kiht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
acquit ... writ: 187 rhymes with iht...
English > picket: 8 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.
Synonymslookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout
Broaderwatchman, watcher, security guardA guard who keeps watch
Spanishcentinela, guarda, guardia, sentinel, vigilante
Catalanguàrdia, sentinella, vigilant
English > picket: 8 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA detachment of troops guarding an army from surprise attack.
BroaderdetachmentA small unit of troops of special composition
Spanishpiquete
English > picket: 8 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work.
Broaderdemonstrator, protestersomeone who participates in a public display of group feeling
Spanishpiquete
Catalanpiquet
Verbspicketserve as pickets or post pickets
English > picket: 8 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA vehicle performing sentinel duty.
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowerpicket boatA boat serving as a picket
picket shipA ship serving as a picket
Broadermilitary vehiclevehicle used by the armed forces
English > picket: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA wooden strip forming part of a fence.
Synonympale
Part ofpicket fence, palingA fence made of upright pickets
BroaderstripThin piece of wood or metal
Spanishestaca, pálido
Catalanpal
Verbspicketfasten with a picket
English > picket: 8 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA form of military punishment used by the British in the late 17th century in which a soldier was forced to stand on one foot on a pointed stake.
Synonympiquet
Broadertorture, torturingThe deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason
English > picket: 8 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningServe as pickets or post pickets.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Example"picket a business to protest the layoffs"
Broaderdemonstrate, marchmarch in protest
Spanishpiquetear
Catalaninstal·lar piquets de vaga
Nounspicketa protester posted by a labor organization outside a place of work
English > picket: 8 senses > verb 2, contact
MeaningFasten with a picket.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"picket the goat"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Spanishestacar
Nounspicketa wooden strip forming part of a fence

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