from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of one that picks.
- n. Something or a group of things that are or may be picked.
- n. Leftovers. Often used in the plural.
- n. A share of spoils.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of pick.
- n. A gathering to pick fruit.
- n. Items remaining after others have selected the best; scraps, as of food.
- n. Income or other gains, especially if obtained in a unscrupulous or objectionable manner.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick.
- n. The act of choosing, plucking, or gathering.
- n. That which is, or may be, picked or gleaned.
- n. Pilfering; also, that which is pilfered.
- n. The pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks.
- n. Rough sorting of ore.
- n. Overburned bricks.
- adj. Done or made as with a pointed tool.
- adj. Nice; careful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who picks, in any sense.
- n. In stone-working, same as dabbing, 1.
- n. The final dressing or finishing of woven fabrics by going over the surface and removing burs and blemishes by hand, or retouching the color with dye by means of a camel's-hair pencil.
- n. plural That which one can pick up or off; anything left to be picked or gleaned.
- n. Pilfering; stealing; also, that which is obtained by petty pilfering; perquisites gotten by means not strictly honest.
- n. Removing picks or defects in electrotype plates with the tools of an electrotype-finisher.
- n. plural The pulverized shells of oysters, used in making walks.
- n. A hard-burned brick.
- n. A rough sorting or cleaning, as of coal, from impurities.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity of a crop that is harvested
- n. the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)
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