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

  • noun The act of one that picks.
  • noun Something or a group of things that are or may be picked.
  • noun Leftovers.
  • noun A share of spoils.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A rough sorting or cleaning, as of coal, from impurities.
  • noun The act of one who picks, in any sense.
  • noun In stone-working, same as dabbing, 1.
  • noun 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.
  • noun plural That which one can pick up or off; anything left to be picked or gleaned.
  • noun Pilfering; stealing; also, that which is obtained by petty pilfering; perquisites gotten by means not strictly honest.
  • noun Removing picks or defects in electrotype plates with the tools of an electrotype-finisher.
  • noun plural The pulverized shells of oysters, used in making walks.
  • noun A hard-burned brick.

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

  • adjective Done or made as with a pointed tool.
  • adjective obsolete Nice; careful.
  • adjective (Weaving) See Picker, n., 3.
  • noun The act of digging or breaking up, as with a pick.
  • noun The act of choosing, plucking, or gathering.
  • noun That which is, or may be, picked or gleaned.
  • noun Pilfering; also, that which is pilfered.
  • noun engraving The pulverized shells of oysters used in making walks.
  • noun (Mining) Rough sorting of ore.
  • noun Overburned bricks.

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

  • verb Present participle of pick.
  • noun A gathering to pick fruit.
  • noun usually pluralized Items remaining after others have selected the best; scraps, as of food.
  • noun usually pluralized Income or other gains, especially if obtained in a unscrupulous or objectionable manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
  • noun the act of picking (crops or fruit or hops etc.)


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