Visit the forum if you have a language query!

pick

Definition from Dictionary, a free dictionary
Live today for tomorrow it will all be history.
Proverb
Jump to: navigation, search
Wikipedia-logo-en.png
Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

English

A pick (pickaxe)

Etymology

(v.) Old English pician and Old Norse pikka "to prick, to peck", from Proto-Indo-European *pik-/*pek-
(n.) variant of pike

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pick

Plural
{{{1}}}

pick ({{{1}}})
  1. A tool used for digging; a pickaxe.
  2. A comb with long teeth, for use with tightly curled hair.
  3. (US) A choice.
  4. (basketball) A screen
  5. (lacrosse) An offensive tactic in which a player stands so as to block a defender from reaching a teammate.
  6. (American football) An interception.
  7. (baseball) A good defensive play by an infielder
  8. (baseball) Short for pick-off
  9. (music) A tool used for strumming the strings of a guitar; a plectrum.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to pick

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to pick (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To grasp and pull with the fingers or fingernails.
    Don't pick at that scab.
  2. To remove a fruit or plant for consumption.
    It's time to pick the tomatoes.
  3. To decide between options.
    I'll pick the one with the nicest name.
  4. (cricket) to recognise the type of ball being bowled by a bowler by studying the position of the hand and arm as the ball is released
    He didn't pick the googly, and was bowled.

Derived terms

Translations

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also

Homophones

Elsewhere on the web

En-En

En-It

En-Fr

En-El

En-Sp

En-Mul

En-De

OnelookIATEIATEIATEIATEProZDict.cc
WordnikIATELinguee
GoogleIATE