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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)

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.

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."