Definition of "picked" []

  • Chosen by careful selection: a racing yacht sailed by a picked crew. (adjective)
  • Gathered, harvested, or plucked: baskets of picked cotton; a picked turkey. (adjective)
  • Regional Pointed: a picked cap. (adjective)
  • To choose (something) deliberately or carefully, from or as if from a group or number; select (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To pluck or gather (fruit, berries, or crops) from (a tree, bush, field, etc) (verb)
  • To clean or prepare (fruit, poultry, etc) by removing the indigestible parts (verb)
  • To remove loose particles from (the teeth, the nose, etc) (verb)
  • (esp of birds) to nibble or gather (corn, etc) (verb)
  • To nibble (at) fussily or without appetite (verb)
  • To separate (strands, fibres, etc), as in weaving (verb)
  • To provoke (an argument, fight, etc) deliberately (verb)
  • To steal (money or valuables) from (a person's pocket) (verb)
  • To open (a lock) with an instrument other than a key (verb)
  • To pluck the strings of (a guitar, banjo, etc) (verb)
  • To make (one's way) carefully on foot (verb)
  • Freedom or right of selection (esp in the phrase take one's pick) (noun)
  • A person, thing, etc, that is chosen first or preferred (noun)
  • The act of picking (noun)
  • The amount of a crop picked at one period or from one area (noun)
  • A speck of dirt or paper fibre or a blob of ink on the surface of set type or a printing plate (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "picked" in a sentence
  • "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."