Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Pointed.
  • adjective Chosen by careful selection.
  • adjective Gathered, harvested, or plucked.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pointed; sharp.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having a pike or spine on the back; -- said of certain fishes.
  • adjective Carefully selected; chosen.
  • adjective obsolete Fine; spruce; smart; precise; dianty.
  • adjective (Zoöl.) See under Dogfish.
  • adjective ornamented or relieved with lines, or the like, of a different, usually a lighter, color; as, a carriage body dark green, picked out with red.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of pick.
  • adjective obsolete pointed; sharp
  • adjective zoology Having a pike or spine on the back.
  • adjective obsolete fine; spruce; smart; precise; dainty

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From pick.]

Examples

  • 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”.

    White Rapper’s Burden AKA Did Vanilla Ice Really Fuck It Up For Everybody?

  • Robinson Crusoe popped out at her, the title picked out in gold on the spine.

    Drums of Autumn

  • 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.

    Gone with the Wind

  • 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.

    Gone with the Wind

  • 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.

    Gone with the Wind

  • 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.

    Gone with the Wind

  • 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.

    Gone with the Wind

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

  • 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.

    Softpedia - Windows - All

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  • Instrumental music where instrument strings are plucked with the fingers or with a plectrum or fingerpicks.

    June 10, 2010