American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Chosen by careful selection: a racing yacht sailed by a picked crew.
- adj. Gathered, harvested, or plucked: baskets of picked cotton; a picked turkey.
- adj. Regional Pointed: a picked cap.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a sharp point; pointed; piked; peaked: as, a picked stick.
- Covered with sharp points; prickly; spinous; echinate: as, the picked dogfish.
- Specially selected; hence, choicest or best: as, picked men.
- 2. Choice; affected; refined.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of pick.
- adj. obsolete pointed; sharp
- adj. zoology Having a pike or spine on the back.
- adj. obsolete fine; spruce; smart; precise; dainty
GNU Webster's 1913
- From pick2. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A few years ago, a White female rapper named Sarai was marketed as the “female Eminem bad idea” and the label picked her first two singles as the horrid “Pack Ya Bags”and “Ladies”.”
“Robinson Crusoe popped out at her, the title picked out in gold on the spine.”
“She stamped her foot impotently because she could not think of anything else to do—and without a word picked up the lamp and started up the stairs.”
“Bailey adds many filmmakers come for the TIFF marketplace hoping to get their title picked up by a distributor that will get it into theatres, so the opening gala slot is a better place for a movie that already has a deal.”
“The title picked up the Game of the Year award and took home another nine prizes during the ceremony, including those for Game Direction, Original Story and Adventure Game of the Year.”
“The label picked a fine time to unearth these gems, known primarily to the deepest-digging of '80s underground musicologists/excavators: TSIN's brainy lyrics and kitchen-sink musicianship play like the more aggressive older brothers to present-day indie rock luminaries, ranging from Dirty Projectors to Vampire Weekend to Wilco.”
“We had the title picked out and we even knew what the cover was gonna be.”
“Tell you what, I've even got a title picked out for you.”
“I was also told he already had a title picked out – How to Build a Business Warren Buffett Would Buy – and that Buffett had agreed to the title.”
“He clutched a bottle of Terry brandy, a Spanish label picked up in a Rota liquor store.”
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